Quarry Festival of Books

Indiana University Press will host the third annual Quarry Festival of Books on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dunn Meadow on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. This is a free event open to the public.

Join the below 25 authors of fiction and general interest titles as they autograph books and meet readers with more than 100 individual books available for purchase.The festival will include exclusive book giveaways, book readings, discounts on books, a button-making station, and a fun Hoosier coloring center for kids of all ages.

Participating Authors:

Event Schedule:

11 am
Stories Behind Campus Architecture and Walking Tour of Old Crescent Area
J. Terry Clapacs, author of Indiana University Bloomington

11:30 am
Children’s Book Reading and Nature Walk
Scott Russell Sanders, author Crawdad Creek and Meeting Trees

1 pm
Workplace Wellness — Office Exercises, Ergonomics, and Stress Relief
Kelly Jo Baute, coauthor of The Wellness Lifestyle

2 pm
Photographing the Birds of Indiana
Matt Williams, author of Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest

3 pm
Making Healthy Cooking Fun and Easy with a Well-Stocked Pantry
Maggie Green, author of The Essential Pantry and The Essential Plant-Based Pantry

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The Quarry Festival of Books will be the same day as IU Homecoming and will be a tented event. Watch the video below to see what The Quarry Festival of Books will be like!

“Indianapolis and several other large cities around the country regularly host book festivals to provide local residents 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.”

Thank you to our sponsors BLOOM Magazine, WFIU Public Radio, WTIU Public Television, and IU Libraries!

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