A thousand thanks to the incomparable indie bookseller Aaron's Books and the town of Lititz, Pennsylvania, including the fabulous Lititz Bed and Breakfast, for a weekend of hospitality and just plain fun. Here are some highlights:
|Pennsylvanians must read their papers because many came in response to this article that ran last week in the Lancaster Times.|
|The warm and welcoming children's area in Aaron's Bookstore.|
|Cyn Balog, Holly Huxter, Josh Berk, Bookseller Sam Droke-Dickinson, and Laurel Snyder are ready for Lilitz-ians on the day of the Festival.|
We also visited the oldest girls' school in the USA, Linden Hall School, where an astute audience of teens and adults interacted with Josh Berk, Laurel Snyder, and myself in a discussion about diversity in children's books. Last but not least, I gave a brief keynote at a dinner fundraiser for the local chapter of Reach Out and Read at the General Sutter Inn. Altogether fun and inspiring. Tomorrow I'll post highlights of the Brooklyn Book Festival, so stay tuned ...