Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions - ongoing, questions added frequently

Q: Where is the Festival taking place? 

A: The Bethlehem Area Public Library in downtown Bethlehem.

Q: Are the programs free or is there a cost? 

A: All sessions are free and open to the public.

Q: Is there a rain date? 

A: No, the event will happen rain or shine. 

Q: I’m an author. How can I participate in the festival? 

A: The program is coordinated through publishers, as the majority of speakers are on tour for their new book. The requests to participate & attend are completed the previous year. If you have a new book published in Spring of 2022 and are interested in presenting, please have your publisher contact us prior to January 20. 

Q: I am a self-published author (or non-traditionally published/distributed) how may I participate? 

A: Self-published/independently published authors that live in the Lehigh Valley, that would typically sell their books on consignment, may be invited to sell their books at the festival as a vendor. Applications to participate will be available in February. For more information about the LV Authors consignment programs, click here. 

Q: I am an artist/musician/etc. and would like to participate as a vendor, how may I participate? 

A: Applications to participate will be available in February. Vendors must be licensed to sell in the state of PA. Products/services must be related to books/art in some fashion to be accepted. 

Q: Do I have to buy books to attend? 

A: No. However, book sales are the only way to support the festival. Please help support the festival and the authors by purchasing books at the event or directly from Let's Play Books Bookstore. 

Q: Will there be books for sale by all the authors and illustrators? Will all their books be available? 

A: All presenting authors will have books available for purchase at the festival. 

Q: Where is the Opening Author Reception? 

A: Due to COVID, we will not host an opening or closing banquet. 

Q: I applied as a vendor, when will I receive details on the event? 

A: Vendors were sent an email on 3/12 with details from (check spam folder)