5 Reasons Why People Go To Book Fairs
Is a book fair really all about books?
Well, yes, it is, and so much more. You know, the feel of holding an actual book, the smell of ink on paper, and the sound of pages turning – it’s just too good to pass up.
Times have changed and are continuing to evolve. Book fairs, while it may sound like something a 13-year-old millennial wouldn’t go to, have managed to survive and extended its charm to this generation.
Also, thanks to publishers and authors who continue to come up with fresh ways to engage with people, a new generation of readers are being attracted to spend time at book fairs.
So, what really attracts this generation to go to book fairs? We came up with these five (5) reasons:
Of course, despite what others may think, it’s also about the experience. It’s not typical to have book fairs with several authors in attendance get organized. It’s also not every day that we get to be in one place that looks like a vast library where we get to take home the books that we like.
Bonding with friends and family
Attending book fairs have the potential to become a bonding moment with your old pals. Catching up with friends and buying books? Sounds like a plan. Surely, you wouldn’t want to pass up the chance to capture all these in photos, too.
Meeting new friends
People from various parts of the country travel to take part in this usually once or twice a year event. Going to book fairs presents the perfect opportunity to make new friends with people who share the same passion for reading.
For a bookworm, this got to be one of the most fulfilling events in the world. That excitement of actually meeting our favorite authors and getting signed copies of their books – just out of this world!
Yes, celebrities do release books, too. If you go to the most significant book fair in the country, catching a glimpse or maybe even having a picture taken with them might be possible.
Yes, there’s this vast network of information that can now be easily accessed by the mere touch of a button, so we get this preconceived notion that our generation has lost touch with what it’s like to open a book, flip through its pages, and read.
But, the question is, is this millennial generation really that disinterested in reading books?
Well, we don’t think so. During the three major book fairs that we participated – AJC Decatur Book Fair, Miami Book Fair International, and the BookExpo America, there was a countless number of book lovers who came and engaged with the authors and their books.
So, cheers to celebrations of beautiful books and stories!