Local Activities | September 24, 2014
This weekend, Baltimore will be hosting The 19th Annual Baltimore Book Festival . The free event takes place September 26th through 28th at The Inner Harbor in Baltimore. The location was moved from its original downtown location due to the restoration of the historic Washington Monument. There will be hundreds of authors on multiple stages representing every genre of books from cooking to romance to science fiction to children’s literature. The Baltimore Book Festival allows you to see favorite authors and get books signed, attend seminars and demonstrations and much more. Some of the authors attending the book festival in Baltimore include: Catherine Asaro, Terry Irving, Catherine Jones, Chuck Klosterman, Marissa Meyer, Jessica Merchant, Alice McDermott and Tavis Smiley. These are only a few of the well-known authors that will be taking part in the 3 day festival. You can see a list of all the participating authors on the book festival website.
There will be many tents, booths and stages for every type of book genre and reading fan at this year’s book festival in Baltimore. You can go visit the many stages that will be set up at the Inner Harbor of Baltimore. The stages at the festival include: Author’s Tent at Bicentennial Plaza, Author’s Tent at McKeldin Square, CityLit Stage, Enoch Pratt Free Library Tent, Food for Thought Stage, #EpicBookFest, Literary Salon, Maryland Romance Writers Stage, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Radical Book Fair Pavilion and the Charm City Comic Book Pavilion. There are activities for the entire family throughout the festival. This year, there will be a new event for children and young adults called the #EpicBookFest. This includes special author presentations, discussions and programming at the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Children’s Stage. The Charm City Comic Book Pavilion is bigger and better with thousands of books and collectibles for sale and discussions with comic book designers and game creators. Since the Baltimore Book Festival is in the Inner Harbor this year, it is only fitting to include the National Aquarium into the festival’s activities. There will be a special stage dedicated to free programming for ocean and conservation enthusiasts including author appearances, special animal encounters, live music and interactive eco-programming. For more information and to see the schedules of the author presentations, demonstrations and events check out the online schedule of events. The Baltimore Book Festival has a great phone app you can download that provides author biographies, maps of the stages, schedules, performances and more. This app is available for Apple and Android systems. You can also keep up to date with the festival via Facebook page and Twitter page This weekend’s Baltimore Book Festival is the perfect place to lose yourself in a good book, see cooking demonstrations from well-known cookbook authors, learn about the author’s writing process and experiences and even get help in writing your own book! Book lovers of all ages will enjoy the free show and share in the wonderful world of reading! ezStorage is very proud to be part of a community that is so culturally diverse from ethnic festivals to book festivals to historical events. We have 15 convenient Baltimore storage locations to help you with all of your storage needs.