BOOK FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Annual book fairs and festivals provide access to literary resources and authors. Commonly sponsored by local associations and corporations, these festivals benefit educational institutions, and the community. One of the most notable was the Baltimore Book Festival, first held at Mount Vernon Place, then at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. In 2019, the Baltimore Book Festival united with Light City to become known as Brilliant Baltimore, but has not been held since.
Some Maryland book fairs and festivals are televised as they occur or are shown at a later date.
Brian VanDeMark & others (left) discuss Road to Disaster: A New History of America's Descent into Vietnam, April 2019,
Afghanistan Panel (right): Stephen D. Wrage, Francis J. (Bing) West, Linda Robinson, John A. Nagle, April 2012, Annapolis Book Festival, Key School, Annapolis, Maryland.
Photos by Diane F. Evartt.
- Baltimore, CityLit Festival, March 2024, University of Baltimore, 1420 North Charles St.
Spelling Bee, Baltimore Book Festival, Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, Maryland, September 2009. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Gaithersburg, Book Festival, May 2024, City Hall, 31 South Summit Ave.
Westminster, Penguin Random House Book Fair, May 2024, Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road
Baltimore, International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards, Oct. 7-8, 2023
Book Parade, Baltimore Book Festival, Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, Maryland, September 2006. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
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