Books in Boothbay!

It’s been a hot minute since I have done a book signing. COVID has made it hard to do much of anything the last few years. And who knows, they may cancel this one if the tide turns, but as of this moment, we are a GO.

On September 11, 2021 at the Boothbay Railway Village Museum in Boothbay Harbor, ME from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. I’ll be at the 17th Annual Books in Boothbay event with a handful of my titles. Huzzah!

I was there a few years ago (prior to COVID.) Look at those now retired Enigma covers! Wild!

Back when we were three authors at one table. Ahhh, memories.

This year, due to COVID, things will be a little different. They are limited things we can bring to just bookmarks/postcards (you KNOW how much I LOVE to make swag so I’m a sad panda, but I get it.) Additionally, for safety, the 40 Maine authors will be split into two time brackets to keep numbers inside lower. The building has lots of windows and doors so there will be good circulation. My session is 9-12 and there is a second session from 1-4. (See list of authors and their times below.)

My limited swag for this event.

According to Books in Boothbay’s blog page: “The funds from this event will go toward adult and children’s free public programming including children’s early literacy kits, authors’ talks, and movie nights at the library,” says Joanna Breen, executive director at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library. ‘Our mission is to create a welcoming space in which to explore ideas, foster community, and nurture individual growth through open access to the tools to learn, dream, connect, and do. Books in Boothbay helps us do just that.’

Author Line-Up:

Morning Session 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Kerri Arsenault, Danielle Bannister, Hilary Bartlett, Cheryl Blaydon, Sarah Carlson, Richard Cass, Matt Cost, Irene M. Drago, Fran Hodgkins, Peter Ilgenfritz, Susan T. Landry, Mary Lawrence, BJ Magnani, S. Lee Manning, Sandra Neily, Anne Britting Oleson, Maria Padian, T. Blen Parker, Barbara Ross, David Sloan, Kevin St. Jarre, Lara Tupper, James M. Wright, Caitlin Wahrer

Afternoon Session 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Ellen Booraem, Charlene D’Avanzo, Jean Flahive, Kate Flora, Cheryl Gillespie, Jason Grundstrom-Whitney, Vaughn C. Hardacker, Gerry W. Hawes, Tom Huntington, Len Mattano, Michelle Menting, Dave Patterson, Dale T. Phillips, Lynne Schmidt, Bette Stevens, Thomas Urquhart                                                                                                                         

Admission to the book fair is always free. Those who would like to enjoy other exhibits at the Boothbay Railway Village Museum can purchase tickets on-site. Come hungry for breakfast—CC Snack Company’s taco truck will serve breakfast tacos from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

About Books in Boothbay

Now in its 17th year, Books in Boothbay is the largest and longest running book fair in the state of Maine. The annual family-friendly event attracts authors from across the state and book lovers everywhere. A portion of the proceeds from on-site book sales through Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops go to support the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library and the Boothbay Railway Village Museum. For more information, visit www.booksinboothbay.blogspot.com/ or follow @booksinboothbay on Facebooks for updates.”

Read the full article here.

In addition to the limited titles I’ll have on hand there, Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops will house eight of my titles in their Boothbay store, so if you miss the signing, you can still snag print copies there!

Danielle Bannister, author and book signer


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