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Annual Harrisburg Book Festival

  • From: Oct 03, 2019 – Oct 06, 2019
  • Midtown Scholar
  • 1302 North Third St.
    Harrisburg, PA 17102
  • Admission: Free

The Midtown Scholar Bookstore is proud to once again host the 7th Annual Harrisburg Book Festival.

Featuring award-winning authors, children’s illustrators, emerging novelists, and acclaimed historians, the Harrisburg Book Festival aims to amplify and celebrate diverse literature for all ages. All events are free and open to the public. This year’s all-star lineup includes panels, interviews, presentations, and signings with award-winning authors, including:

• Isha Sesay, Celebrated International Journalist• Stephen Chbosky, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Eric Foner, Pulitzer Prize Winning Historian • Vashti Harrison, New Times Bestselling Children’s Author/Illustrator • Ibram Kendi, National Book Award-Winning Historian • Madeline Miller, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Circe • Tea Obreht, International Bestselling Author of The Tiger’s Wife • Joanne Ramos, Award-Winning Debut Novelist • Liz Moore, Award-Winning Novelist • Nisha Vora, Celebrated Vegan Cookbook Author • Andrew Shaffer, New York Times Bestselling Humorist • R.O. Kwon, Award-Winning Debut Novelist • Wayetu Moore, Award-Winning Debut Novelist • Jonathan Stutzman, Local Children’s Author • Heather Fox, Local Children’s Illustrator • Imani Perry, Award-Winning Professor 


Along with award-winning authors, the bookstore will feature a large tent sale at the corner of Third and Verbeke Streets across from the Midtown Scholar Bookstore and adjacent to the Broad Street Market. With tens of thousands of books priced at $3 and under, the tent sale will be open from Thursday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 6th.

For more information on the book festival, visit www.hbgbookfest.com. 

Annual Harrisburg Book Festival
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  • The Midtown Scholar Bookstore is proud to once again host the 7th Annual Harrisburg Book Festival.

    Featuring award-winning authors, children’s illustrators, emerging novelists, and acclaimed