July 15, 2006

8th Annual Harlem Book Fair

I haven't attended since the summer after I received my Publishing Certificate from City College. I'm sure it will be a fun and inspiring event nonetheless.

The 8th annual Harlem Book Fair
Saturday July 22nd - Sunday July 23rd
West 135th Street, Harlem New York

The 8th annual Harlem Book Fair will be held on Saturday, July 22, on West 135th Street, between 5th and 7th Avenues, from 12 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Publishers, writers, literacy vendors will exhibit and author panel discussions will be televised by C-Span's Book TV. This year's program will launch on Thursday, July 13th at the Harlem Book Fair Media Reception, held at Commerce Bank, 300 West 125th Street in Harlem at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, July 23, from 11am to 1pm, the book fair closes with the Harlem Book Fair Author/Book Club Brunch at the Schomburg Library. Authors hold court with lively discussions and readings over brunch in a relaxed, informal setting. The entry fee is nominal. The Harlem Book Fair is free and open to the public. Please email to rsvp@qbr.com to reserve seating for the Wheatley Award program and the Sunday author brunch.

Posted by ronn at July 15, 2006 10:13 PM

I was going to pencil this in for Saturday. But after hearing you don't attend the event, I'm wondering if it's worth it. Posted by: j. brotherlove [TypeKey Profile Page] on July 16, 2006 10:36 AM
Don't let my experiences sway you. I volunteered at the 1st ever HBF -- it was disorganized, started well after its scheduled time and was pretty lackluster. When I participated as a City College Publishing Certificate Grad in 2000, it started well after its scheduled start and was pretty... Well, you get the picture. LOL Go if you want to get some freebies, want to meet potential new authors and mingle with Black publishing folk. Posted by: ronn [TypeKey Profile Page] on July 16, 2006 01:55 PM
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