April 1st was a big day in the book world for teen authors and readers. It was the NYC Teen Author Festival at Books of Wonder. It was the first time I’d heard about it, although I’m still fairly new with book events and all, but I couldn’t wait to go. SO MANY amazing authors were there, some new and some old, I just couldn’t contain my excitement.
Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner and I happily made the trip over to NYC, a thing we like to do together, haha. I love going anywhere with her, especially bookish events, and I’m so jealous I can’t go with her to the RT Book Convention in Chicago this week.
Anyways, we chowed down on yummy waffles and chugged mimosas for brunch in NYC and then headed over to Books of Wonder.
I happily chose this time to purchase some highly anticipated books like The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Future of Us, and a few more. I also brought along some books I had like Shift & Shade, Anna & the French Kiss, among others. There were a TON of people there, not to mention some awesome bloggers like Bonnie from A Backwards Story and Sasha from Sash & Em. I also ran into soem old friends, Bethany and Rachel from Bookshelf Lust too, love them!
Everything was pretty simple. There were a set of authors who would show up at certain times, like 20-30 every hour, seated at 3 tables and you’d basically line up to get your books signed, pictures taken, and just have a chance to chat with some of your favorite authors. Overall, it was a fun and efficient event. Everything went pretty smoothly, right to the point, and the lines weren’t bad at all. I loved chatting with the authors, especially Stephanie Perkins, I adore her so much! Plus, I loved her hair that day, so perfect! I’d say I was pretty clever and positioned myself well enough to be the first few in line for each of the authors I wanted to see. I only really had to wait a few minutes for one author, Jeri Smith-Ready, which was at the end of the event, my last author.
I’m definitely looking forward to next year’s event and the slew of authors that will be attending. It was also fun to meet new bloggers and hang out with old friends. We took a quick trip to Pinkberry, per the request of Jamie, haha, and then headed home. A great Bookish day, indeed.