06 October 2016

The 2016 All-Zona BookFest

It's that time of year again! The All-Zona BookFest will take place on Sunday, October 23 from 9:00 AM till 3:00 PM at St. Francis Cabrini Parish Hall. Same venue as the last two years at 3201 East Presidio Road in Tucson, one block south and east of the intersection of Ft. Lowell and Country Club. There is a great line up of Authors: we now have close to fifty book-scribes from all over Arizona! 

New this year, we have Independent Vendors who can help you with all kinds of holiday shopping! Premier Designs jewelry, Pampered Chef cookware utensils, Personalized Magnet buttons, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Origami Owl charms, and Tupperware food savers will each have a table of their products.

Help us reach our goal of collection 1,000 new or gently used books appropriate for children from birth through second grade to donate to Make Way For Books, who will distribute them to under-privileged families all around Pima County. Fostering a love of reading in young children and helping parents share that love prepares kids for school better than anything else. So check your closets and bring those "Pat the Bunny" or "Goodnight Moon" editions to us, please!

St. Vincent DePaul Charity will sell food for a nominal price as well as Raffle Tickets for a new car. New this year is their table of "Blind Date with a Book" selections: for only $5, you can choose a lovely wrapped book - and you definitely won't be able to judge it by its cover, only a one-line description!

Mark your calendar and plan to come on down!

Happy reading, 

~Jude