Twin Cities Book Festival attendees were eager and curious to hear about Ebooks Minnesota. The event was held at the State Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 14, to (as always) a large crowd of book lovers. The Twin Cities-based literary organization Rain Taxi, "champions aesthetically adventurous literature through publications, events, and service to the literary community."
Kay Kirscht and I exhibited all things Ebooks Minnesota as we have in past years. We talked to at least 100 people about Ebooks Minnesota, the majority of whom had never heard of it and were very excited about the prospect of no waiting for books. Fortunately, many teachers attended this event, so we had the chance to share information about how Ebooks Minnesota can be a wonderful addition to school libraries and the fact that classes can read books simultaneously.
Other exhibitors included the U of MN Libraries and Press, MELSA, The Star Tribune, Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Afton Press, and the Children's Theater Company. The Saint Paul Public Library Bookmobile was parked outside for the event. Numerous independent authors and publishers set up exhibiting their wares, while others read from their creations and signed copies like, Kate DiCamillo. If you haven't been, I highly recommend checking out this free event next year!