Jonathan Lethem and Jonathan Safron Foer discuss their work; Stephen Carter, Colson Whitehead, and Mary Gaitskill at one reading; Dave Eggers and Valentino Achak Deng (their book, What is the What is astonishing and one of the best books I've read in a long time) at another reading; the list just goes on and on. The weather should be beautiful, get there early and enjoy the day. All readings are (free) ticketed events, and you can get tickets an hour ahead.
Book festivals are all over the country and they are a great way to enjoy an afternoon in your hometown or nearby. You can search for a local book festival here.
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