Quarry Festival of Books

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Indiana University Press, Bloom Magazine, WFIU and WTIU will co-host the second annual Quarry Festival of Books on Saturday, September 2. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dunn Meadow on the IU Bloomington campus.

Over 20 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. Special giveaways and discounts of up to 50% will be offered to all Festival attendees, and a kid’s coloring area will also be part of this year’s event. 

“Indianapolis and several other large cities around the country regularly host book festivals to provide local residence a chance to meet and talk to authors,” said Dave Hulsey, Associate Director of Indiana University Press. “With the thriving publishing community in Bloomington, we believe our community would appreciate the same opportunity”

The Quarry Festival of Books will be 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 Shrubs Large and Small

Current list of authors participating in the festival include:

Ray E. Boomhower: Dispatches from the Pacific

Scott Russell Sanders: Stone Country: Then and Now

Keven McQueen: Horror in the Heartland

Jane Simon Ammeson: Hauntings of the Underground Railroad & Murders that Made Headlines

Lee Mandrell & DeeDee Niederhouse-Mandrell: Indiana Across the Land

Edward E. Curtis IV: Muslim Americans in the Military

Jennifer Meta Robinson & James Robert Farmer: Selling Local

Abraham Aamidor: Chuck Taylor, All Star

Steven Higgs: Guide to the Natural Areas of Southern Indiana

Carol Peachee: Straight Bourbon

James Alexander Thom: Fire in the Water

Douglas A. Wissing: Hopeless But Optimistic & IN Writing

• Daniel Orr: Earth Eats

• Emily Weisner Thompson: But What If There’s No Chimney & Letters to Santa Claus

• Michael Murphy: The Kimberlins Go To War

• John Gastineau: The Judge’s Brief

• Angie Klink: I Found U

Be sure to check back as our list of authors grows! You can also join our Facebook event to keep up-to-date on the latest news with the Quarry Festival of Books.