Martin County Library System Press Releases

January 25, 2013

Gentle reminder. . . Don’t forget BookMania!–all day Feb. 2 at JBHS!!

DATE:  JANUARY 25, 2013                
CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403    

Martin County Library System’s BookMania! is back

at Jensen Beach High School Feb. 2


STUART, FL, Jan. 25, 2013 – Martin County Library System’s 19th Annual BookMania! author/book festival returns Saturday, February 2 for its third year in the 600-seat Performing Arts Center of Jensen Beach High School, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach.

Following introductions at 9:00 a.m., 14 nationally recognized authors will participate in panel discussions and readings. Book signings and sales in the adjacent nutrition center follow each panel presentation. Food and drinks will be available 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, so wait till the festival to pick up your copies!

Authors slated to appear are:

Rilla Askew

Wiley Cash

Mary Jane Clark

Debra Dean

Karen Engelmann

Loren D. Estleman

Anna Funder

James Grippando

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dan Hampton

Reeve Lindbergh

Vaddey Ratner

Katherine Hall Page

Gene Allen Smith

and Les Standiford


The BookMania! brochure complete with schedule and author write-ups is available at and at all Martin County community libraries. For more information call (772) 221-1403.



What: Martin County Library System presents
19th annual BookMania! – a daylong author/book festival featuring fourteen nationally recognized authors participating in panel discussions and book signings

When: Saturday, February 2, 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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