The joy of reading will be celebrated at the first FREE Books without Borders, to be presented from 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, June 9 at the Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Plaza, Yonkers.
The first of its kind to be held in the area, Books without Borders will put the spotlight on every aspect of the book publishing world and offer something for everyone. Parents will be able to find books for their children and the public will have a chance to meet some of their favorite authors and discover new ones as well.
In addition, aspiring and seasoned authors will have an opportunity to meet and greet. Authors and publishers will preset seminars, which will be open and free of charge to the public. Literary agents will be on hand to help guide new and unpublished authors through a series of workshops.
Publishers will have the opportunity to network with authors, agents and distributors and discuss strategies to allow all aspects of publishing to coexist and prosper-digital, traditional print and online book sales.
In the library’s atrium, booksellers will be available, allowing the public to become acquainted with the bookstores in the Westchester and New York area.
Books without Borders will also be a festive event, offering music, clowns and face painters and the opportunity to enjoy the venue’s beautiful Hudson River setting.
Those wishing to sell books must complete a registration packet which includes the City of Yonkers vendors permit application. The application requires a fee and must be completed and returned with a photo ID.
The packets are available upon request by emailing Dennis Sheehan at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 914-262-1730 or Jessica Ardrey at email@example.com or 914-969-6660. Booksellers are invited to bring their own tables. A table may be rented in advance through the Yonkers Downtown BID for a rental fee of $10. Those wishing to rent a table are advised to check the appropriate box in the registration packet and include the required fee. Registration deadline May 11. For more information about “Books without Borders,” visit www.YonkersDowntown.com