Old Saratoga Books will be on the road at the Second Annual Empire State Book Festival this coming Saturday, April 2nd, from 10 am to 4:30 pm in Albany at the Empire State Plaza. We will be manning a booth with a selection of our books somewhere at the base of the Egg and Empire State Convention Center Meeting Rooms.
This free literary festival is sponsored by the New York Library Association and will have a host of other exhibitors as well as workshops, lectures and kid-friendly activities all centered around reading and literacy.
Babysitter's Club author Anne M. Martin will be giving an address and book signing at 10 am and singer/songwriter/author Roseanne M. Cash will be giving a lecture at 3:45 pm. Other notable authors and illustrators involved in various workshops and seminars include Pamela Sargent, Paula Fox, S.J. Rozan, Laurie Halse Anderson, Donna Andrews, Mordicai Gerstein, David Hadju, and many others. You can see the full list of Festival Literati at this link here.
Free workshops include such topics as book collecting, science fiction, how to get published, children's story times, writing for teens, mystery, romance, historical fiction about New York City, female detectives, writing about pets, graphic novels, poetry and much more.
If you are attending the festival, be sure to stop by and say hello and peruse some of the special books we are bringing to the festival!