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Welcome to booksALIVE!

The 16th Annual BooksALIVE Festival of Reading is on the horizon!

Mark your calendars for February 7, 2015.

We are pleased to announce the keynote speaker will be
Bill Curry, two-time Super Bowl Champion football player and former NCAA football coach

Also mark your calendars for February 5, 2015 at 7 PM.
Bring your children to the Bay County Public Library for a special presentation with children's author Kwame Alexander.

booksALIVE! is our area’s premier book festival. Now in its 16th year, booksALIVE! mixes creativity, learning, fun and fellowship into a weekend brew of inspiration and interaction for those who love the power of words. A Saturday full of free workshops, presentations, book signings, and the opportunity to rub elbows with our author/speakers creates a delicious buffet for booklovers! The ticketed keynote luncheon offers a great lunch and a fabulous speaker at a reasonable cost.

booksALIVE! began in the summer of 1999 and has grown into one of the most respected events of its kind from Jacksonville, Florida to Jackson, Mississippi.

Past keynote speakers have included several New York Times bestselling authors, a Pulitzer Prize winner, a Governor, a United States Congressman, a Presidential candidate, and a “60 Minutes” network producer (who is currently a Senior Vice President of the Country Music Network).

For more information on the booksALIVE Festival of Reading, contact Bettina Mead at 850-785-0912 (please leave a message) or email her at (please put booksALIVE in the subject line).

For more information on the authors coming to
the booksALIVE Festival of Reading, click here!