I grew up in a house that didn’t have very many children’s books, but going to the library was very important to my mother, and we went to the library the same way you’d go to the grocery store or to school. So it was part of life. And I grew up loving books.
• Kevin Henkes •
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Recently, Humanities Tennessee announced the lineup for the Southern Festival of Books, which will take place in Nashville on October 11-13. This "celebration of the written word" is something we at BookPage look forward to all year, and as usual there are some amazing authors attending.
Some highlights from the list so far:
p.s. October will be a big month for booklovers here: Watkins College of Art and Design is having their third annual "Handmade & Bound Nashville" festival October 4-5. It's a celebration of artists’ books, zines, mini-comics and other independent publications that they describe as "part book convention, part literary event and part flea-market art show."