Celebrate the breadth of Ann Arbor’s rich book culture at the 9th Annual Kerrytown Bookfest. Every year this family-friendly festival serves as a gathering place for local businesses and organizations in the printing arts to meet with the area’s talented authors, illustrators, storytellers, publishers, book collectors and of course the wonderful community of readers! The day is full of many fun book-related activities, demonstrations, exhibits and an eclectic lineup of world renowned speakers. There are also creative activities for kids all within the beautiful setting of Ann Arbor’s Farmers’ Market in historic Kerrytown. A complete list of activities and speakers is online. 11am. 315 Detroit St. 734-669-0451. www.kerrytownbookfest.org
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