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GBF News                                                                   July/August 2011

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Mark Your Calendars for 2012

Congrats to Bess from Rockville - Our Lucky Nook Color Winner

Visit the GBF Multimedia Archives

Socialize with the GBF

You Like Us - You Really, Really Do!

Mark Your Calendars for 2012

Third Annual Book Fest Slated for May 19


Everyone had such a great time at the Gaithersburg Book Festival in 2010 and 2011 - so we figured, let's keep going!  We have a date - Saturday, May 19 - for our third annual book fest, so mark your calendars now so you don't miss out on another fun-filled day celebrating all things literary.

Congrats to Bess from Rockville - Our Lucky Nook Color Winner

Yes, someone really did win a Nook Color just for providing feedback about the Gaithersburg Book Festival.


Congratulations to Rockville resident Bess B., who filled out our survey and was the lucky recipient of the grand prize - a Nook Color.


Bess recently told Gaithersburg Book Festival organizers that she and her granddaughters are enjoying her prize. And even better - Bess said she's eagerly awaiting next year's festival!

Visit the GBF Multimedia Archives

You can relive your favorite GBF 2011 memories - or watch featured authors you might have missed - online at C-SPAN Book TV and YouTube.


If you missed the non-fiction authors and the “State of the Book” panel discussion featured in the James L. Michener Pavilion on May 21, you can visit C-SPAN Book TV's website to watch the non-stop coverage in this tent that was aired live from the Festival on C-SPAN Book TV.  


More coverage of our featured authors can be found on YouTube. You can see presentations from keynote speaker Matt Logelin, kids author Mary Quattlebaum and NPR's Scott Simon, to name a few.


And if you live in the Gaithersburg City limits, you can catch replays of author presentations on GTV, Gaithersburg’s Cable TV Channel, on Comcast and RCN channel 13 and Verizon FiOS channel 25.



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Save the Date


2012 Gaithersburg Book





May 19, 2012

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You Like Us - You Really, Really Do!

The numbers are in, and based on what we heard from 2011 Gaithersburg Book Festival attendees, you like us, you really, really do!


The 2011 festival attracted an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 book lovers, almost doubling the attendance from the inaugural festival in 2010. Attendance in the author presentation pavilions showed a dramatic increase of 75 percent this year compared to 2010.  


In just its second year, it is clear that the Gaithersburg Book Festival its making its mark, and the public wholeheartedly approves. Of those who filled out our surveys, approximately 95 percent said they are likely to attend in 2012. And on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best, the featured authors and staff/volunteers received top scores of almost 4.6, while the Children's Village, workshops, Coffee House, exhibits and food all ranked higher than 4.


Even though our survey respondents gave us high marks, there’s still room for improvement.  If you have ideas about how we can make the 2012 Gaithersburg Book Festival even better, or would like to recommend featured authors, e-mail us your suggestions.  We’d love to hear from you!

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