More than 150 authors signing books in one room. A kids’ zone packed with activities, performers, and readings. Panels with authors to enlighten and encourage writers and readers. Super helpful volunteers everywhere. And lots more.
Last weekend Cincinnati’s convention center hosted the 9th annual Books by the Banks festival, and I got to be a part of it!
Here I am with my tablemate, illustrator Christina Wald.
I’ve never seen so many book lovers in one place, at one time, for so long. The place bustled all day long, and the cash registers too. People bought armloads of books! Joseph-Beth Booksellers took care of all book ordering and selling.
Books by the Banks is the first book festival I’ve attended as an author. I loved the opportunity to meet families and children in person and introduce them to my books. (One little guy said, “Look, Mom. A book about Jesus!”)
I’m hoping to go back!
You can learn more about Books by the Banks here.