Quarry Festival of Books

Quarry Festival of Books

Indiana University Press and Bloom Magazine will co-host the first Quarry Festival of Books on Saturday, September 3. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dunn Meadow on the IU Bloomington campus.

Over 25 authors of fiction and general interest titles will be present to autograph books and meet readers with more than 100 individual books available for purchase.

A kids’ booth and coloring activities will celebrate the release of Color Your Campus—Indiana University, a new adult coloring book featuring the IU Bloomington campus, illustrated by Bloomington local and IU graduate, Melissa Mueller.

“Indianapolis and several other large cities around the country regularly host successful book festivals,” said Dave Hulsey, Associate Director of Indiana University Press. “With the thriving publishing community in Bloomington, we want to offer our locals the same.”

The Quarry Festival of Books will be held the same day as the Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts and the Garlic Festival. It will be a tented event.

The first 100 book purchasers will receive a complimentary copy of The Little 500: The Story of the World’s Greatest College Weekend. All patrons can enter to win a signed basketball by Kirk Haston.

Authors participating in the festival include:

  • Claire S. Arbogast: Leave the Dogs at Home: A Memoir
  • Ray E. Boomhower: John Bartlow Martin: A Voice for the Underdog
  • Marianne Boruch: The Glimpse Traveler
  • Malcolm L. Fleming: From War to Peace in 1945 Germany: A GI’s Experience
  • Linda C. Gugin and James E. St. Clair: Indiana's 200: The People Who Shaped the Hoosier State
  • Kirk Haston: Days of Knight: How the General Changed My Life
  • Monika Herzig: David Baker: A Legacy in Music
  • Steven Higgs: A Guide to Natural Areas of Southern Indiana: 119 Unique Places to Explore
  • Owen V. Johnson: At Home with Ernie Pyle
  • James H. Madison: Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana
  • Lee Mandrell: Indianapolis: The Circle City
  • Michael Martone and Bryan Furuness: Winesburg, Indiana: A Fork River Anthology
  • Stephen D. McCloud: Tails from the Exotic Feline Rescue Center: 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Melissa Mueller: Color Your Campus—Indiana University: An Adult Coloring Book
  • Jessica Nunemaker: Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations
  • Bill Riley: The Milan Miracle: The Town that Hoosiers Left Behind
  • Scott Russell Sanders: Dancing in Dreamtime
  • Barbara Shoup: An American Tune
  • Nathan Strange: A Guide to the Knobstone Trail
  • James Alexander Thom: Fire in the Water
  • Emily Weisner Thompson and Mandy Hussey: But What If There's No Chimney?
  • Douglas A. Wissing: IN Writing: Uncovering the Unexpected Hoosier State

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