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B-Fest Teen Book Festival Recap

June 15, 2016

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This past weekend was Barnes & Noble’s first ever B-Fest! B&N had a fun line-up of events all weekend long with hundreds of YA authors in attendance. B-Fest kicked off with Trivia Blast from Penguin Teen and Random House’s First In Line on Friday night. There were about 16 people participating in the trivia game at my local store. Man, some of the questions that were asked were hard, but my book knowledge prevailed and I ended up winning!

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The next morning, my brother and I drove an hour to get to one of the locations that was giving away Stalking Jack the Ripper ARCs. Much to my surprise and delight, the store had a table full of ARCs and I was able get 8, including Replica!!

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After the morning event, I drove home, dropped off my brother, and then went to the train station to pick up a friend who came to visit me. We went straight to my nearest B&N for the games. At this event, there was only one other girl, so the rules changed a little and we all won a round of bookish pictionary! I was also able to pick up the samplers and swag that was being given out during the morning event, and I met the lovely Deirdre Riordan Hall, author of Sugar and Pearl, whose books I can’t wait to read!

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On Sunday, a writing workshop was hosted. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend this event. But I am curious about it! So if you went, please share your experience with me! And if you met any authors during this weekend festival, which ones?


  • Reply Kate@ Read and Dream June 15, 2016 at 8:47 PM

    Wow, this sounds great! The only book festival I attend is our annual Texas Teen Book Fest, which is HUGE, but I do miss a lot of opportunities to see other authors. I always love meeting authors, because they seem to be the most modest, down-to-earth, friendly people out there. And they really LOVE what they do.
    Glad you had a good time!
    Kate @Read and Dream

    • Reply Jordan June 15, 2016 at 9:54 PM

      The Texas Teen Book Fest sounds like so much fun! I’ve been to a few local festivals and I have had a fun time at all of them. I really hope Barnes & Noble hosts this teen book fest again next year!

  • Reply Rachel June 22, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    Wow you had a great haul at the Barnes and Noble book festival! It seems like it was a hit across the country, and I’m glad you had so much fun 🙂

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

    • Reply Jordan June 24, 2016 at 9:49 PM

      Thank you! I hope they have it again next year! Did you go to any of the events?

  • Reply Valerie @ He Said Books Or Me June 26, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    Wow this sounds like it was fun! I am sorry I didn’t go to the one by me! Maybe next time. Thanks for joining the #VASRP! Hope your summer is filled with lots of wonderful books!

    • Reply Jordan June 26, 2016 at 6:42 PM

      Thank you! I hope there will be one next year as well & I wish you a happy summer, too! 🙂

  • Reply Melanie B. June 27, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    Congrats on winning! I wasn’t able to go to the first day of the events, but I did end up receiving lots of book swag the next day. I hope you enjoy your books. SJTR and Replica sound extremely awesome!

    • Reply Jordan June 27, 2016 at 9:30 PM

      Thanks! I’ve been wanting to read SJTR and Replica for a while now so those two are the ones I was most excited to receive! 🙂

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