September 19, 2011

Johns Hopkins readies for Baltimore Book Festival

The George Peabody Library, the Johns Hopkins University Press and the Sheridan Libraries will jointly host 18 activities in the exhibit hall and stack room of the university’s historic Peabody Library during this weekend’s Baltimore Book Festival.

The event will be held in Mount Vernon from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24, and from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25.

The JHU Press Book Sale takes place in the exhibit hall throughout the festival, with Press authors scheduled to meet the public and sign books on all three days. Also planned are activities for children, readings by Writing Seminars faculty and students, discussions of Peabody Library holdings by members of its Special Collections staff, advice on book collecting and preservation by experts at the Sheridan Libraries and music in the library

Check online for complete schedule; to see the JHU events, click on the George Peabody Library tab.