Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers here! If you need additional information, send us your questions to bookfestival@princetonlibrary.org.


  1. What is Book Jam?
    The Princeton Public Library is partnering with jaZams, a local independent bookstore in Princeton, to bring you this virtual event for book lovers of all ages. This interactive event features 10 sessions that you can join throughout the day to ask questions and participate in lively discussions with panels of authors and illustrators. Note, some sessions will occur simultaneously.
  2. What time does Book Jam start?
    Book Jam begins at 11 a.m. (EST) and the final session begins at 4 p.m (EST) on Saturday, September 12.
  3. Which authors and illustrators will be attending Book Jam 2020?
    Please check out this list of authors and illustrators participating in Book Jam!
    **Author/illustrator appearances may be subject to change.
  4. How do I purchase books?
    You may purchase books here through jaZams, our local independent bookstore and co-sponsor of Book Jam 2020. Signed bookplates will be available while supplies last. Your purchase of books at Book Jam not only supports our authors and illustrators but also helps support youth programming at Princeton Public Library.
  5. Do you offer book suggestions by age group?
    Yes, check out our recommendations for kids and teens.
  6. Is there a fee to attend Book Jam?
    No, Book Jam is free!
  7. How do I register for Book Jam?
    Registration is not required, but we encourage you to sign up and “Save a Spot.” You will receive email reminders leading up to the day of the event. The schedule of the day can be accessed here. All sessions will be streamed live on Crowdcast.
  8. Can I sign up for individual sessions or for the whole day?
    You can join us for the entire day or attend individual sessions.
  9. If I cannot tune in on September 12 will the sessions be available to view later?
    Yes, all of the sessions will be recorded on Crowdcast and can be viewed later on demand.
  10. What is Crowdcast?
    Crowdcast is a video platform which allows you to join live events at the Princeton Public Library, such as author talks, concerts and a variety of other engaging programs that connect you to the Princeton community.
  11. What do I do if I have technical trouble?
    If you have technical trouble during your Crowdcast session at Book Jam, our staff will be available via the Chat function in Crowdcast to assist you. If at any point you have issues during the presentation, we will have a separate chat to help with any issues. This link will also be shared during each Crowdcast session during the day.
  12. What is the Book Jam Code of Conduct?
    Princeton Public Library’s Code of Conduct, which applies to this event, can be found here. During the Book Jam, we expect all participants to comply with the Princeton Public Library’s Code of Conduct and to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Anyone who violates this standard of behavior will, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.