Happy TTT! This week’s topic was submitted by Nandini @ Unputdownable Books and is: Book Events/Festivals I’d Love to Go to Someday (Real or Fictional). In the midst of this pandemic, let us dream and get excited about a future where maybe we won’t have to worry anymore, and will be able to go to fun events again! It was so much fun researching literary festivals for this prompt! I’ve been to ALA twice, so I won’t be counting that one. If available, I’ve linked each pick to the event’s website!
1. Book Expo (USA)
Duh… I think most of us who haven’t been would like to go!
2. Jaipur Literary Festival (India)
This is apparently the largest free book event in the world, and lasts 5 days!
3. Letterature (Italy)
Ok, I’ll take any excuse to go to Italy, but this festival takes place in the Roman Forum and sounds lovely.
4. FLIP (Brazil)
This is literally a bunch of people sitting around in quaint squares, discussing literature until all hours. Is there a romance square?
5. Edinburgh International Book Festival (Scotland)
A tented village of bookishness!
6. The Library of Congress National Book Festival (USA)
“…an annual literary event that brings together best-selling authors and thousands of book fans for author talks, panel discussions, book signings and other activities.” And it’s free!
7. International Agatha Christie Festival (UK)
So much murder! And apparently people dress up in period attire, which sounds like so much fun.
8. Brooklyn Book Festival (USA)
So many authors and publishers gather at the “Literary Marketplace” to share ideas and talk books!
9. Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Stories, & Ideas (USA)
“Booksellers, publishers, museums, theaters as well as literacy and cultural organizations… sell and promote books, distribute related information and/or sell merchandise such as clothing and handmade accessories. Many independent booksellers participating in the festival represent diverse ethnic and cultural communities of Los Angeles, offering books in different languages and genres.”
10. Bay Area Book Festival (USA)
This just sounds like so much fun. “…a world-class literary extravaganza taking place each year over two days in Downtown Berkeley [CA]… our Outdoor Fair, a wonderland of literary vendors, kids’ activities, and family fun, is totally free.”
Which book festivals/events would you like to visit someday?
Do we have any picks in common?