To all the authors who shared their work and life stories with us.
To The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa for underwriting our event.
To all of our festival sponsors, without them Books in Bloom could not happen.
To the many volunteers who give their time before, during, and after the festival.
To the Carroll and Madison Library System libraries for energetically promoting Books in Bloom authors in the months leading up to the festival.
And, of course, to the hundreds of wonderful booklovers for joining us in this celebration of writers and readers.
See you in 2014!
What is Books in Bloom?
Books in Bloom Literary Festival: a Garden Party Celebration for Writers and Readers was established in 2005 by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation to promote the value of books and reading. The Festival provides an opportunity for the public to meet authors and to hear them speak about their work and various aspects of writing and publishing.