The Lessans Family Annual Book Festival

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We regret to inform you that Sunday’s event featuring Laura Dave, author of Eight Hundred Grapes, has been cancelled due to a medical emergency with the author.  We apologize for the inconvenience and will be issuing full refunds for your tickets. We hope to reschedule this program in the spring and look forward to seeing you again soon.

November 5 – 15, 2015

Now in its 46th year, this 10-day festival boasts more than 20 author events, book signings and children’s programs with the most sought-after literary talent! This year’s festival features a diverse range of cultural programs, from live music to original theater performed by local actors, in addition to top authors in the literary world. Stay tuned for more details or contact Jennifer Smith with questions at 301.348.3778 or jsmith@jccgw.org.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For information on making a donation to the book festival or sponsoring an author event, please contact Jennifer Smith at 301-348-3778 or jsmith@jccgw.org.

Click Here For Our 2015 Brochure

Book Store Hours

Daily Hours, Monday-Friday 9 – 10 a.m. and 3 – 6 p.m.
Sundays, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
One hour before and after each author program.

For more detailed hours, see listings below in 2015 Book Festival Schedule section.

2015 Book Festival Schedule

Literary blogger Deborah Kalb will be interviewing all our authors in the coming weeks.

Click here to check out her Q&As with our authors!

Friday, November 6 9:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 8 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Monday, November 9 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 10 9:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.
3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
  9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 12 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Friday, November 13 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 15  9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • An Evening of Rock ‘N’ Roll at AMP
    • 6:30 p.m. – Liel Leibovitz, A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen
    • 8:15 p.m. – Steve Katz, Blood, Sweat and My Rock and Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?