The Buckeye Book Fair in Wooster, Ohio is over for this year, but mark your calendar for the first Saturday in November in 2010. It is well worth the trip to Wooster if you love books.
I spent the day there Saturday, November 7th signing the new 2nd edition of my book “Ohio Road Trips” that was just released in late October.
The Buckeye Book Fair is the largest literary event in Ohio each year. Since 1987 over one thousand authors with an Ohio connection have appeared at the annual day-long event to greet their fans and sign their books. So far over 187 thousand books have been sold at the book fair.
This year was no exception I joined my former colleague from Fox 8 TV, Chuck “Big Chuck” Schodowski who was on hand to sign his memoirs that were just published this year. Famed AP Photographer Ron Kuntz was also there with a recent book with some of his best photographs. The legendary Ohio Photographer Ian Adams had books and calendars with his work for sale. Also attracting long lines at the signing table was Antiques guru Terry Kovel. Other authors who specialize in children’s books, nature and animals, as well as novelists were also there.
The event is held in the Ohio State University Agriculture Research Facilitiy in the Fisher Auditorium.
The crowds are always very big, so come early.
The Buckeye Book Fair is sponsored by the Wooster Book Company, you can visit them at their website www.buckeyebookfair.com