Thursday, September 23, 2010

Experiencing the Chicago Bookfair

The 24th annual 57th Street Children's Book Fair occurred September 19 near the beautiful University of Chicago campus on Chicago's south side. The fair hosted dozens of local booksellers and community organizations.

  The event featured storytelling, dancing, characters to entertain the kids, and, of course, books. 


I was one of the volunteers manning the SCBWI information booth, answering questions about SCBWI, handing out information and displaying member books, including PULL.

SCBWI Volunteers B. A. Binns, Kate Hannigan and son, and Olivia Issa, manning the information table
 57th Street Books was one of the fairs major sponsors. The bookstore purchased books of a number of local authors for a free booksigning for bookfair attendees.

Patricia J. Murphy signing Journey of a Pioneer

Cynthia Liu signing Paris Pan Takes the Dare
 I missed out on the popcorn, but handed out loads of PULL bracelets and brochures. And you better believe I got my copy of Cynthia Liu's book autographed.

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