Book Festival – FAQ

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  • Is there a cost to attend?
    No, the festival is free to attend.
  • What time does the festival take place?
    The festival begins at 11 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m.
  • Where is the festival located?
    The festival is held on the Albert E. Hinds Memorial Plaza, just outside of the library. Parking may be available at the Spring Street Garage next to the library as well as in town. For more information about parking in Princeton, click here.
  • Which authors and illustrators will be attending the 2024 festival?
    View the list of participating authors and illustrators for 2024 here. Appearances may be subject to change.
  • How does the festival work?
    Authors and illustrators are seated at tables on Hinds Plaza and are eager to meet their readers. Books will be available for purchase and personalization. After selecting your books and having them signed, go to the jaZams registers on the plaza to complete your purchase. Cash and credit accepted.
  • Can I purchase books?
    Yes, books will be available to purchase and have signed by the attending authors and illustrators. Local independent bookstore,  jaZams, is our book vendor and co-sponsor of the festival. jaZams generously donates 20% of the proceeds of book sales to the library.
  • Can I bring books from home for authors to sign?
    While you may bring a favorite book from home for an author or illustrator to sign, please understand that on-site book sales are critical to the success of the festival. By purchasing books at the festival, you support our independent bookstore jaZams as well as the library and the authors and illustrators who travel from near and far to attend the event.
  • Do you offer book suggestions by age?
    Yes. Visit the library information table on Hinds Plaza where there will be book lists, festival maps and other information available. Library staff will also be on hand to provide recommendations and answer questions.
  • Does the library have a code of conduct?
    The Library’s Code of Conduct can be found here.
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