Book Fairs

WATCH: Trailblazing Women Celebration


Trailblazing Women Celebration: Gwendolyn Brooks For kids (Ages 7-13) June 4, 2020 We celebrated trailblazing women with a talk with Suzanne Slade (Author) and Cozbi Cabrera (Illustrator) about their book "Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks." The conversation was moderator by PBS Chicago's Tim Russell, VP of Community Engagement. Trailblazing Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for her outstanding poetry. From Chicago, Gwendolyn wrote about "real life" from a young age. Suzanne Slade (Author) and Cozbi Cabrera (Illustrator) teamed up in "Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks" (released [...]

WATCH: Trailblazing Women Celebration2021-04-13T23:22:00-04:00

WATCH: Drawn Together Discussion with Minh Lê and Dan Santat


Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration For Kids (Ages 5-12) May 21, 2020  In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, PBS Books presented a live discussion with author Minh Lê and illustrator Dan Santat about their book Drawn Together in an interactive event. Drawn Together is the first collaboration between Minh Lê and Dan Santat, and it received six starred reviews and won the APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in 2019. It was also on over 24 best-books-of-the-year lists in outlets like The Wall Street Journal and NPR. It’s been [...]

WATCH: Drawn Together Discussion with Minh Lê and Dan Santat2020-05-15T10:43:39-04:00

WATCH: WE Well-Being Playbook Panel Discussion


WE Well-Being Playbook & Panel Discussion Wednesday, May 20, 2020 In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, PBS Books presented an evening with Leysa Cerswell Kielburger about the WE Well-Being Playbook featuring a panel discussion and interactive event. The WE Well-being Playbook is a hands-on guide filled with everyday tools and actions to nurture your own mental well-being and the well-being of others.   About the panelists Dave Anderson, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and the Senior Director of National Programs and Outreach at the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Anderson specializes in evaluating and treating children and adolescents with ADHD, behavior, anxiety, and mood disorders. [...]

WATCH: WE Well-Being Playbook Panel Discussion2020-05-14T17:12:06-04:00

2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival On Demand


Image of authors and books from the schedule.

PBS Books showcased exclusive live coverage of the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival on August 31, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Featuring exceptional writers, the festival attracts tens of thousands of book-loving readers every year.

Check out our previous coverage of the National Book Festival.…

2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival On Demand2019-08-22T21:39:33-04:00

PBS Books Hosts for the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival


Rich Fahle Rich Fahle is the Executive Producer of PBS Books. He has worked with books and authors for more than 20 years, including as a former Vice President Content and Entertainment for Borders, where he produced book, movie and music media for online distribution. Prior to Borders, Fahle headed the Communications department at the public affairs TV network, C-SPAN, where he also served as Chief Spokesperson and helped launch Book TV. Lindsay Ellis Lindsay Ellis is an author and video essayists who creates humorous educational YouTube video about media, narrative and film theory. After earning her bachelor’s in Cinema Studies from [...]

PBS Books Hosts for the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival2019-08-14T12:17:05-04:00

2018 Miami Book Fair On-demand


November 17 & 18 was the 2018 Miami Book Fair. PBS Books was there and spoke to your favorite authors.  Watch it all now on-demand. Saturday, November 17, 2018 1-5:40pm ET Facebook Live Exclusive Ibtihaj Muhammad Proud: Living My American Dream Facebook Live Exclusive Jamel Brinkley A Lucky Man Facebook Live Exclusive Hampton Sides On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir 1:00 P.M. David Grann White Darkness 1:20 P.M. Peter Sagal The Incomplete Book of Running 1:40 P.M. Heather Havrilesky What If This Were Enough?: Essays 2:00 P.M. Gregory Pardlo A Memoir of Ambition & Manhood in America 2:20 P.M. [...]

2018 Miami Book Fair On-demand2019-08-08T12:16:16-04:00

2018 LA Times Festival of Books On-Demand


Saturday, April 21, 2018 All times in Pacific Time 11:00 A.M. Moby Porcelain: A Memoir 11:20 A.M. Jorge Ramos Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era 11:40 A.M. Diana Gabaldon Outlander NOON Caroline Fraser Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder 12:20 P.M. Danica McKellar Ten Magic Butterflies 12:40 P.M. Gabrielle Union We're Going to Need More Wine 1:00 P.M. Jason Reynolds Long Way Down; Patina; Miles Morales: Spider-Man  1:20 P.M. Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs 1:40 P.M. Dan Egan The [...]

2018 LA Times Festival of Books On-Demand2019-08-08T11:26:17-04:00

2018 National Book Festival On-demand


11:00 A.M. Dr. Carla Hayden Library of Congress 11:10 A.M. David Ignatius The Quantum Spy 11:20 A.M. Tara Westover Educated: A Memoir 11:40 A.M. Amy Tan Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir NOON U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Turning Pages: My Life Story and The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor 12:20 P.M. James Fallows and Deborah Fallows Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America 1:00 P.M. Ron Chernow Grant 1:20 P.M. Celeste Ng Little Fires Everwhere 1:40 P.M. James McBride Five-Carat Soul 2:00 P.M. Christopher Paul Curtis The Journey of Little Charlie 2:20 P.M. Doris Kearns [...]

2018 National Book Festival On-demand2019-08-08T11:00:21-04:00
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