Martin County Library System Press Releases

January 10, 2012

Jan. 21 BookMania! Schedule and News! (E-Book Availability)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                *UPDATED                                           

DATE:  JANUARY 10, 2012                                                                                     





STUART, FL, Jan. 10, 2012 – Martin County Library System’s popular BookMania! author/book festival returns Saturday, Jan.  21, 2012 to its new location at Jensen Beach High School, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach. Over a dozen nationally recognized authors will participate in panel discussions and readings beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the school’s 600-seat Performing Arts Center. Following each presentation book signings and sales will be held in the adjacent Nutrition Center.  Concessionaires will sell food and drinks in the courtyard. Events are free and open to the public.  No tickets or reservations are required.

BookMania! is funded by the Library Foundation of Martin County, in support of the Martin County Library System, and underwritten by the Colonel Charles C. and Muriel W. Walts Fund. Media sponsor is the Stuart News. Barnes & Noble Booksellers will provide books for the festival and donate a percentage of proceeds from books purchased to the Library Foundation.  *For the first time, all authors’ books will be available for sale in e-book format.


Saturday, January 21, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Jensen Beach High School, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach

9 a.m. Performing Arts Center                          Book Signing: 10:30 -11:30 a.m.  Nutrition Center                                                    

Sue Whittington, panel moderator, Novel Women

Marisa de los Santos, Falling Together

Erin Duffy, Bond Girl

Lauren Groff, The Monsters of Templeton

Jennifer Haigh, Faith

Jane McCafferty, First You Try Everything

11 a.m. Performing Arts Center                        Book Signing: 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Nutrition Center                                       

Jeffrey Kluger, The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us             

12:30 p.m. Performing Arts Center                  Book Signing: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Nutrition Center                                                 

Miwa Messer, panel moderator, Discover Great New Writers and Barnes & Noble Recommends    

Andre Dubus III, Townie

Wendy McClure, The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie

Alicia Oltuski, Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life


2 p.m. Performing Arts Center                      Book Signing: 3-4 p.m. Nutrition Center                                       

Edie Donohue, moderator, A Conversation with Jim Lehrer

Jim Lehrer, Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain 

3:30 p.m. Performing Arts Center                 Book Signing: 4:45-5:30 p.m. Nutrition Center                                       

Scott Eyman, panel moderator, Thrills and Chills

Nevada Barr, The Rope: An Anna Pigeon Novel

Paul Doiron, Trespasser

Gregg Hurwitz, You’re Next

Jeff Lindsay, Double Dexter

The BookMania! brochure with schedule and author write-ups is available on the library website, and at all Martin County libraries. For more information or to learn more about the Martin County Library System call (772) 221-1403.


What: Martin County Library System presents

18th annual BookMania! – a daylong author/book festival featuring more than a dozen nationally recognized authors participating in panel discussions and book signings

When: Saturday, January 21, all day beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Where: Jensen Beach High School, Performing Arts Center, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach

Why: Funded by the Library Foundation of Martin County; underwritten by the Colonel Charles C. and Muriel W. Walts Fund; media sponsor, the Stuart News 

Cost: Free and open to the public

For event information: Call (772) 221-1403.


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