What could be better than a good book, a glass of wine, and great company? Come eat, drink, and be liter-merry with us!

The 9th Annual Takoma Park Book Fair is this coming Saturday, December 9th, from 2-5:00pm at the Takoma Busboys & Poets, 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC. The event is free and open to the public. (For more information, see the Takoma Park Book Fair Facebook page, the TPBK event, or email us at takomaparkbooks@gmail.com.)

We’re delighted that Busboys and Poets is hosting the Book Fair.  It’s a great space for books, food and community building. As you read their aims below, you can understand why we’re so happy to be working with them on this event!

Busboys and Poets aims to be not just a restaurant, but also a space in which intellectual, cultural, political and social issues can come together for a discussion that benefits everyone. With that in mind, our bookstore, Busboys and Poets Books, aims to be a space in which literature, politics, society and social justice can be engaged with in a productive and exciting atmosphere. At Busboys and Poets Books, we believe that both the act of reading and the craft of writing thrive in a community. In addition to our bookstore, which offers a wide range of titles from authors near and far, we also host a number of literary events throughout the year – from book discussions to literary themed dinners, we aim to provide inclusive events for introverted bookworms and talkative academics alike!

2017 Takoma Park Book Fair

Authors & Books

We’ve got a great lineup of 33 local authors whose books represent an exciting range of genres—mysteries, novels, poetry, self-help, memoirs, histories, historical fiction, sci-fi, children’s books. Something for everyone!  Don’t take it from me, check out the books below!

Old-house-with-treesHenry Allen, Where We Lived

Sasha Ariel Alston, Sasha Savvy Loves to Code





Book-Title-background-numbers-lettersYudhijit Bhattacharjee, The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell: A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI’s Hunt for America’s Stolen Secret



Young-girl-facing-wooden-fenceSue Bray, Any Door: Tales Told Out of School


Adam Brookes, The Spy’s DaughterYoung-girl-walking-away




Silhouette-tree-against-fireTara Campbell, TreeVolution


Cartoon-buldog-in-snowPaula I. Carr, Hey Honey Books





Tree-end-of-sidewalkLynne Cherry, Education in Times of Environmental Crisis: Teaching Kids to be Agents of Change



woman-yoga-sitting-above-moonLaura Di Franco, Warrior Dreams, A Journal to Inspire Your Fiercely Alive Whole Self



Eric Donaldson, Seventh Extinction: The Genesis Project




Black-marijuana-leafEmily Dufton, Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America



Tired-dad-wide-awake-little-girl-standing-on-bedDave Engledow, The Little Girl Who Didn’t Want to Go to Bed





Magnifying-glass-map-DC-areaJudith Freidenberg, Contemporary Conversations on Immigration in the US:  The view from Prince George’s County, Maryland



Betty Hafner, Not Exactly Love: A Memoir


Money-in-jeans-pocketKerry Hannon, Money Confidence: Really Smart Financial Moves for Newly Single Women




cassette-tape-unreelingGarine Isassi, Start with the Backbeat: A Musical Novel




Ali Kahn, Patapsco: Life along Maryland’s Historic River Valley

old-sailing-ship-at-sea-lanternEileen McIntire, In Rembrandt’s Shadow





Grandparents-standing-looking-at-grandaughterBob McIntire, Grandma, Can We Talk?


Don't-Look-Monster-Book-Cover-door-slightly-ajar-L.Y. Marlow, Don’t Look at the Monster: One Woman’s Journey to Embrace a Purposeful Life


old-man-child-bonsai-treeSandy Moore, The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: The Little Bonsai with a Big Story





old-crest-with-lions-knightMeridel Newton, 1001 Knights



Kathleen O’Toole, In the Margins



Robin Stevens Payes, Edge of Yesterday




Erika Raskin, Best Intentions





Civil-War-BattlefieldJeff Richards, Open Country: A Civil War Novel in Stories


headshot-African-American-ManSimba Sana, Never Stop: A Memoir



Cory Schulman, The World of Comics





student-walking-toward-school-buildingCampbell F. Scribner, The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy


Landscape-river-mountainMegan Scribner, The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal



young-boy-with-camelDonna Sherard, The Splendiferous Adventures of Ryan Odongo:Swahili Safari





clipboard-papers-pen Natasha Peterson, Memoir Your Way: Tell Your Story through Writing, Recipe, Quilts, Graphic Novels and More


City-night-spotlights-man-sidewalkT.C. Weber, Sleep State Interrupt





Hope to see you there!

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