Thomson-Shore hosts second annual Booktoberfest Sept. 8

Join Thomson-Shore for a celebration of authors, books, art, beer and brats on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Sept. 8. Booktoberfest, presented by Thomson-Shore, will host industry experts, authors and artists from across the country, offering advice and insight for fellow authors, as well as fun and educational activities for the whole family.

Enjoy a day of books, food, and fun, while discovering and learning about the ever-changing world of publishing and bookmaking.

Thomson-Shore’s second annual Booktoberfest includes a day full of festive activities for booklovers of all ages.

Enjoy homemade brats (by Hotel Hickman), tasty elephant ears, beer, wine and other refreshments under the big tent, while getting your books signed by your favorite local authors.

Sit in for a Q&A session with our guest authors and industry experts. Join the “Pitch Your Book” contest for a chance to win a publishing package from Thomson-Shore (find details and rules below).

Bring the kids over to the Kids Corner where they can write and illustrate their one-page story, fold cootie catchers, blow bubbles & more!

And, of course, the doors will be open to the public for guided tours of Thomson-Shore’s manufacturing facility to see how our beautiful books are made.

Go to for full list of speakers, artists, workshops and family activities.

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