Third Annual Books In Bloom With All-Star Lineup of Bestselling Authors - June 2, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Downtown Columbia Partnership proudly announces the third annual Books in Bloom book
festival, Columbia, Maryland’s ultimate celebration of the joys of books and reading. Books in Bloom will bring together some of the country’s best and brightest authors for a daylong festival featuring readings, panel discussions, children’s activities throughout the grounds, Skylawn bars featuring rosé, bubbles and beer, live music and a pop-up bookstore by Busboys & Poets.

The Books In Bloom book festival will be taking place on Sunday, June 2nd, 11:00am - 4:00pm, at the iconic Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. This festival is free and open to the public, with activities to entertain the whole family.

Families can enjoy story time, balloon animals, face painting, glitter tattoos, a puppet show, and interactive outdoor games. A lineup of can’t-miss readings and panel discussions include: 
  • Critically-acclaimed young adult author Kathy MacMillan, will read from her newest book, Dagger and Coin;
  • DMV-native and young adult author Carmen Rodrigues, will read from her latest novel The Universal Laws of Marco;
  • Esteemed chefs Kwame Onwuachi, James Beard award winner and author of Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir and Edward Lee, author of Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New Melting-Pot Cuisine will be in conversation;
  • Debut novelist Angie Kim will read from her bestselling book Miracle Creek
  • And many more!
Register today!

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