Frequently Asked Questions

2024 Frequently Asked Questions - ongoing, questions added frequently!


Q: I am a non-profit organization in the Lehigh Valley, may I participate in the festival? 

A:  Non-for-profit organizations that work with the bookstore, the library, connect to literacy, art, social justice, health & wellness, or LGBTQ+ work in the Lehigh Valley are invited to join the festival in some capacity. 

Q: Where is the Festival taking place? 

A: Multiple locations in and around the Lehigh Valley. The End Bookstore, Cedar Crest College, and the Bethlehem Area Public Library

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

A: Most of the sessions are free and open to the public. There may be a session or special event that will be ticketed. 

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. Authors interested in participating should have their publicity team reach out through normal channels. 

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, are invited to sell their books at the festival as a vendor. Submissions accepted January 17th through the 24th. 

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/The End 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:  t.b.d.