Fred Book Fest is Back, Bigger, and Better!

By A.E. Bayne
September 2017

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 23, 2017 when the 2nd Annual Fredericksburg Book Festival will turn Riverfront Park on Sophia Street into a book lover’s paradise.  This year’s festival has grown exponentially and features over 120 writers, book artists, publishers, and book related vendors.  Partners James Noll, Chris Jones, and Amy Bayne have been working with area sponsors all year and have lined up some of the most exciting up-and-comers in the business to make this year’s festival a blast. 

Organizing partner Chris Jones says he’s most looking forward to seeing people in the community engage with exhibiting authors and vendors. “Last year was an exploratory year for us. It was about vetting the idea and allowing the writing community and the general public to validate it. This year we’ve grown by just over 200% which speaks volumes to the concept of an annual book festival in Fredericksburg. I enjoyed seeing some of our authors sell out last year and hope that our festival becomes synonymous with business growth for them.”

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 Tasha Fuller promotes and sells her independently published books at the 1st Annual Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival in 2016.

Tasha Fuller promotes and sells her independently published books at the 1st Annual Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival in 2016.