Saturday, August 19th 2023

The Adirondack Family Book Festival is an exciting event that showcases celebrated authors from all around the world in beautiful Lake Placid, NY! This festival is a great opportunity for families to come together and experience the joy of reading and storytelling. With so many talented authors in attendance, there is sure to be something for everyone at the Adirondack Family Book Festival. Whether you’re a fan of fiction, non-fiction, or children’s books, you’re sure to find something that will capture your imagination and inspire you to read more. So mark your calendars for next year and join us for a day of fun, learning, and celebration of written word!

John Brown Lives! and numerous community partners team up to host The Adirondack Family Book Festival at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid, NY, free, open to all, and held outdoors.

Authors and illustrators meet their fans of all ages, read aloud, and talk about their work. A youth panel and activities that pair select books with the natural beauty of the John Brown Farm and hands-on artmaking and discovery are also being planned.

For more information and find out how you can support the festival and get involved email

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2023 Authors & Illustrators