Homestead Book Fair…..

The Homestead Centennial Book will be one of many available during the 2014 Book Fair

The Homestead Centennial Book will be one of many available during the 2014 Book Fair

The Second Annual Main Street Homestead Book Fair will be Saturday, 11 October from 1:00-5:00 p.m. in Losner Park on Krome Avenue as it was last year. I’m posting this early for two reasons. First, for you to save the date since that is a long weekend and there are usually a lot of activities going on. Second, we still have room for a few more authors and it is a great opportunity if someone does have a book (or books) for sale. It can also be an e-book as long as the author has a flier and can interact with attendees about the book. There is no charge for authors which makes this an ideal platform for authors who may not have access to bookstores. There is a simple one-page application and anyone interested can contact me at

We will have some returning authors from last year such as Roger Hammer, Marjorie Doughty, Angela Thomas, Bob Jensen with the Homestead Centennial Book, and others. REEF will be sending someone with their Lionfish Cookbook and while the theme this year is about being the Gateway to the Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, we will have multiple genres of fiction and non-fiction for children, young adults, and adults. Selected authors (to include yours truly) will give 30-minute lectures across the street in the Historic Town Hall Museum. Robert Chaplin and Stephen Shelley will also have some of their beautiful photographs that they have taken in and around the National Parks.

Other vendors will be set up on Krome Avenue and with the event ending at 5:00, the Homestead Hot Spot of Stick and Stein, Fat Monkey Bar, and the Martini Bar will be open. The other downtown restaurants of Chefs on the Run, Casita Tejas, El Toro Taco, and Las Aztecas, and Whistlestop Café in Hotel Redland will have been open earlier. Please help spread the word and come join us.

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