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Central Coast Book and Author Festival

Exhibitor applications now being accepted


 Publishers, authors, illustrators, booksellers, other book professionals and book-related nonprofits are invited to meet more than 2,000 visitors expected to attend the Central Coast Book and Author Festival, scheduled for Oct. 4 in San Luis Obispo. This year’s festival will be highlighted by a visit from Marvel Comics and movie superhero Spider-Man, who will present Marvel’s highly acclaimed program of reading activities to inspire kids of all ages. 


The festival expects authors and publishers from around California and beyond to mount more than 60 tabletop exhibits at this year’s event. Author presentations and panels will also take place. Festival activities will include readings and workshops, kids’ stories and activities, food, and entertainment.


Founded in 2000, the Central Coast Book and Author Festival is a free event held in San Luis Obispo’s historic Mission Plaza. This year’s event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


More information can be found at or by calling 546-1392.


PREFACE and SLO County Reads

Flight by Sherman Alexie


Participate in book discussions at your local library:


San Luis Obispo City County Library, Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m.


Morro Bay City Library, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.


Los Osos City Library, Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m.


Arroyo Grande City Library, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.


Arroyo Grande City Library, Sept. 22, 6:00 p.m.


Atascadero City Library, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m.


For more information visit or contact your local library.


A History of Rock’n’Roll…Learn from the master


A free multimedia rock music discussion led by KCBX radio host Fred Friedman will take place on Tuesdays starting in September. Here’s the lineup:


Sept. 1—In the Beginning. Sept. 8—The British Are Coming. Sept. 15—The Soul Sounds: Motown/Stax/Atlantic and more. Sept. 22—Lyrical Compositions: Plugging In with Robert Allen Zimmerman. Sept. 29—What About the ’70s? The discussions take place from 6-8 p.m. at the Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. in Los Osos. Info: 528-1862.


Christy Heron

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