Fall in Love with the Written Word All Over Again: Must-Attend Book Events for the Second Half of 2024

Calling all bookworms, bibliophiles, and lovers of the written word! We're now talking about conventions buzzing with literary energy, book fairs overflowing with stories waiting to be discovered, and the chance to meet the minds behind your favorite worlds. These events are more than just marketplaces for books. They're vibrant communities where book lovers can connect, share their passion for reading, and discover new favorites. Immerse yourself in lively discussions about the latest releases, attend workshops led by renowned authors and industry professionals, and ignite your own love for storytelling.

Have you attended any conventions or book fairs in the first half of 2024? How did you feel wandering through aisles filled with the scent of new books, bumping into fellow bibliophiles, and perhaps even meeting your favorite authors by chance? If your heart raced with excitement and your bag filled with treasures, then you're in for a treat!

So, book lovers, are you ready to dive back in?  The next few months promise a whirlwind of literary gatherings, each offering unique experiences and the chance to connect with your tribe.  Stay tuned as we unveil some of the most anticipated conventions and book fairs of the latter half of 2024!  Whether you're an avid reader, an aspiring writer, or simply someone who loves the magical world of books, there's something special in store for you.

And while you're planning your next adventure, why not take a moment to check out The Bean Workshop's exclusive collection, officially licensed apparel and accessories inspired by our beloved books and maybe also yours. From stylish hats and mugs to eye-catching tumblers, we've got everything you need to represent your fandom in style.

So, mark your calendars, prepare your reading lists, and get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of literature. Let's explore together what the second half of 2024 has in store for us, one captivating page at a time, and don't forget to browse our collection for the perfect bookish companion for your journey!

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July 21, 2024, Eastern Market, Shed 5, Detroit, MI

Detroit Festival of Books

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September 27-29, 2024, Harbor Springs, MI

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

The Festival is a three-day celebration of readers, writers, books, and the literary craft. They feature 50+ nationally published authors and illustrators in sessions including eight genres: fiction, nonfiction, mystery/thriller, poetry, cookbook, picture book, middle grade and young adult

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October 26, 2024, Snow King Resort, Jackson, WY

Jackson Hole Book Festival 2024

The Jackson Hole Book Festival is a nonprofit that hosts a community oriented, one day conversation for the community celebrating books, authors, and readers. JHBF expands community’s established love of books, learning, and literature, with free activities and events. In a town full of bookstores, passionate readers, and prolific writers, day-long annual book festival celebrates the intersection of readers and the writers who nurture their brains, hearts, and souls.

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November 1-10, 2024, Charleston, SC

Charleston Literary Festival

Charleston Literary Festival 2024 runs this year from Nov. 1 to 10th featuring world-class authors from the US and beyond. It’s a boutique Festival that runs over 10 days with over 34 events

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