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 panel sessions that you can join throughout the day to ask questions and participate in lively discussions with 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 will run until 4 p.m (EST) on Saturday, September 25.
  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 through jaZams, our local independent bookstore and co-sponsor of Book Jam 2021. 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. Is there a fee to attend Book Jam?
    No, Book Jam is free!
  6. 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. All sessions will be streamed live on Crowdcast.
  7. If I cannot tune in on September 25 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. Sign up for access to the recordings.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.