Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Chronicle Book Fair’s 20th Year

ChronicleBookFair2015No matter what type of book you prefer, you’re almost certain to find something you’ll like at the Chronicle Book Fair, which celebrates its 20th anniversary on Sunday, November 8, at the Queensbury Hotel in downtown Glens Falls.

You’ll meet authors, publishers, booksellers and other folks – more than a hundred will be set up with displays – so there’ll be plenty of chatter going on throughout the day.

Tables featuring hundreds of book titles will be laid out in different rooms, providing great shopping opportunities for yourself or for the holidays. Strike up a conversation with an author about his or her work, they love to talk about what they’ve done or what they’re working on next.

Jill and I will be on hand again this year, so if you’re looking to visit or have questions about writing, publishing, and selling, we welcome you to join us for a chat. Admission is free, and the hours this year are 11 am to 3 pm.

Kudos to the Glens Falls Chronicle (Managing Editor Cathy DeDe and Editor Mark Frost, plus a bunch of others) for holding this event each year, supporting the regional literary scene and giving authors of all kinds of books a chance to strut their stuff. If you have a little free time on Sunday, pay us a visit!

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Lawrence Gooley, of Clinton County, is an award-winning author who has hiked, bushwhacked, climbed, bicycled, explored, and canoed in the Adirondack Mountains for 45 years. With a lifetime love of research, writing, and history, he has authored 22 books and more than 200 articles on the region's past, and in 2009 organized the North Country Authors in the Plattsburgh area.

His book Oliver’s War: An Adirondack Rebel Battles the Rockefeller Fortune won the Adirondack Literary Award for Best Book of Nonfiction in 2008. Another title, Terror in the Adirondacks: The True Story of Serial Killer Robert F. Garrow, was a regional best-seller for four years running.

With his partner, Jill Jones, Gooley founded Bloated Toe Enterprises in 2004, which has published 83 titles to date. They also offer editing/proofreading services, web design, and a range of PowerPoint presentations based on Gooley's books.

Bloated Toe’s unusual business model was featured in Publishers Weekly in April 2011. The company also operates an online store to support the work of other regional folks. The North Country Store features more than 100 book titles and 60 CDs and DVDs, along with a variety of other area products.


4 Responses

  1. Pete Klein says:

    I’ll be there with a buy one get one free deal.

  2. I’ll be there with several of my history books, including a biography of Solomon Northup. – David Fiske

  3. I would like to participate next November. Please let me know about the dates, costs and deadlines.

  4. Larry says:

    Just search online using the fair’s name and you’ll find tons of info on past versions, plus the site for this year’s fair (http://www.glensfallschronicle.com/autumn-leaves-the-glens-falls-chronicle-book-fair/).

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