Bookfest returning to downtown Ann Arbor this Sunday

The downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library. (Sarah M. Parlette / WDIV)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Celebrate books and the written word this Sunday at the Ann Arbor District Library’s downtown branch.

Formerly known as Kerrytown Bookfest, the event is now the A2 Community Bookfest and will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Community members can listen to authors discuss their craft and participate in hands-on crafts, storytimes and discussion groups. Vendors, authors, publishers and booksellers will sell their wares throughout the event.

Featured authors include Sonali Dev, Stephen Mack Jones and Ryan Stradel.

There will be an author reception and book release by the library’s publishing label, Fifth Avenue Press, in celebration of local authors who have recently completed their own works.

Here’s the full schedule:

  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Sonali Dev Author Talk
  • 11 - 11:30 a.m.: Storytime with Suzanne Jacobs Lipshaw
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Block Printing with U-M Library Book Arts Studio
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Poetry Reading & Workshop with Andre Peltier
  • 1 - 2 p.m.: Fifth Avenue Press Book Release Reception
  • 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.: Kids Write with 826Michigan
  • 2 - 3 p.m.: Banned Book Club with Booksweet
  • 2:15 - 3 p.m.: Stephen Mack Jones Author Talk
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: J. Ryan Stradal Author Talk
  • 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.: Origami Elephants with Ian Tadashi Moore

Learn more here.

The downtown branch of the AADL is at 343 S. Fifth Ave.

About the Author:

Sarah has worked for WDIV since June 2018. She covers community events, good eats and small businesses in Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from Grand Valley State University.