Columbus Metropolitan Library holds first Columbus Book Festival

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As part of its 150th birthday celebration, the Columbus Metropolitan Library holds its first Columbus Book Festival this weekend with more than 200 authors from a variety of literary genres.

“(The year) 2023 is a special year for us,” says Ben Zenitsky, spokesperson for the Columbus Metropolitan Library. “We are 150 years old, and that really kind of provided the spark for us to turn that into a reality. This is several years of planning in the making and now we just look to the weather to hopefully give us some nice fun and clouds and breeze as well.”

Zenitsky says the event includes local authors like Maggie Smith, writer of You Could Make This Place Beautiful and Prince Shakur, writer of When They Tell You To Be Good.

“Customers can purchase books at the official Columbus Book Festival bookstore, which will be in the reading room on the second floor of the main library,” says Zenitsky. “You can purchase new books by these authors and have them give you their autograph.”

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