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Third Annual Bound Book Festival celebrates Belfast, a city of books!

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Brodie the Moose (with OTB volunteer Marjie Byers) will return to this year's Belfast Bound Book Festival. Brodie the Moose (with OTB volunteer Marjie Byers) will return to this year's Belfast Bound Book Festival.

BELFAST - With five book stores in the downtown alone, Belfast is becoming known as a destination for bookworms throughout the state. The Third Annual Belfast Bound Book Festival, July 26-28, seeks to celebrate Belfast's literary tradition through author signings at downtown shops, events at the Belfast Free Library, poetry readings in galleries and on the streets and presentations on the bound book itself.

This year, Our Town Belfast is the coordinating force behind the effort. Executive Director Breanna Pinkham Bebb said, 'The book festival is an opportunity for our business community to promote itself to those who love books. We were delighted to take on a larger planning role this year because bringing people to downtown Belfast and encouraging them to support our local businesses is a large part of our mission as a Main Street community.'

The third annual festival will offer a wide array of events, including a visit from Olympia Snowe (signing copies of her book on Sunday, July 28), John Ford Sr. (author of 'Suddenly, the Cider Didn't Taste So Good' and the new sequel 'This Cider Still Tastes Funny!'), scholarly lectures at the Old Professor's Bookshop, authors of a more nautical nature presented by Belfast's newest bookseller, Nautical Scribe Books, and a tour down Main Street of the 'Please, Be Seated' public art bench installments with a poetry reading at each seat. Complete schedule, featuring dozens of events throughout the weekend is available at For more information, contact OTB through their website or by calling (207) 323-9100.




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