5 Reasons to Attend the Gaithersburg Book Festival

  • May 11, 2016

Mark your calendar for this one-of-a-kind event!


Love reading, writing, and all things lettered? Then don’t miss the 7th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, MD, on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.!

Held rain or shine in the heart of Olde Towne Gaithersburg, it’s a daylong celebration of the literary world. Here’s why you should be there:

  1. You’ll Meet Amazing Authors. From Anthony Marra and Nadia Hashimi to Jeffery Deaver and Annette Gordon-Reed, the genre-spanning lineup has something for everyone.

  2. The Price Is Right. The festival is FREE, and so is parking.

  3. You Can Chat with Fellow Bookworms. You’ll find no shortage of book-lovers swarming the grounds at GBF, so get ready to compare notes!

  4. It’s Kid-Friendly. No sitter? No problem! The GBF offers a roster of activities for the younger crowd in its Children’s Village, while the Teen Workshops will keep surly wannabe scribes happily occupied.

  5. There’s Plenty to Eat. Nobody wants to read on an empty stomach, and at GBF, you don’t have to. A herd of food trucks — geared both to vegetarians and meatitarians — will be on hand to keep you fed and happy.

Need one more reason? The Independent will be there! Stop by our table, say hi, and enter to win a free book. Play your cards right, and you might even score a free bookmark…

Click here for a full rundown of authors participating in this year’s Gaithersburg Book Festival.

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