Provo Book Festival


We went to the Provo Book Festival at the Provo Library a couple of weeks ago. The library is in the old Brigham Academy, which was a boarded-up old eyesore in downtown provo when I was in college. Now, it’s been renovated and is a great library. The book fair was free, and thus hugely over-crowded (since Provoans love free stuff), but still a lot of fun.

There were various activities at the festival. There was a book give away, characters from books wandering around (K. approached Waldo and said, “I’m a big fan!”), discussion panels and book signings. Maren was excited that Shannon Hale (author of “The Goose Girl”, and “The Princess Academy”) was there. Maren had her sign a copy of “The Princess Academy” to our girls (“…who will have many adventures together”). Hale also has a couple of graphic novels that she has written with her husband (illustrated by an unrelated guy who also happens to be named Hale). K bought “Calamity Jack”, a retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk, and had it signed by both authors.

The above picture is of Brandon Sanderson, a sci fi/fantasy author who’s stuff I’ve read. I would have talked to him, but I think that the only thing I would have said was to please make this and this shorter.

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One Comment on “Provo Book Festival”

  1. […] out to the car, I noticed that the Children’s Book Festival was happening that afternoon. We’ve attended the festival in the past and had some time, so we dropped off the books in the car and headed upstairs for the […]


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