Photo Flash: BP Markowitz and Tony Danza at the 7th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival
7th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival, BP Marty Markowitz, Tony Danza
Today, Sunday, September 23, 2012, the seventh annual Brooklyn Book Festival, one of the nation's top free literary events, attracted tens of thousands of booklovers to Downtown Brooklyn along with a record 280+ top national and international authors, literary organizations and booksellers on 14 stages at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, Columbus Park, St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights Public Library, Brooklyn Law School, the Brooklyn Historical Society and St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church. Younger readers found their favorite books and authors at the Target Children's Area and the Youth Stoop, and for the first time ever, the Festival expanded to a full week of Bookend events. The 2012 Brooklyn Book Festival is supported by AT&T, which also provided bibliophiles with a free smartphone and tablet "app" to help them navigate the Festival.
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Check out a couple of photos from the event below, featuring Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Tony Danza!
The Brooklyn Book Festival, one of the premier literary events in the country, is an initiative of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz presented by Brooklyn Tourism and the Brooklyn Literary Council. This hip, smart, diverse-and free-gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the Festival's lively literary marketplace, and presents a dazzling array of national and international literary stars, emerging authors and programming-from lowbrow to highbrow!
According to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, "Brooklyn, or 'Book-lyn' as I like to call it, has more writers per square inch than almost anywhere else in the country, all contributing to our growing reputation as the epicenter of the literary universe-where authors from across the globe gather each fall for the Brooklyn Book Festival, one of the world's most prestigious free literary festivals. This year, the Festival expanded to an entire week of exciting and diverse literary offerings, and we were thrilled to have the Festival supported by AT&T. No 'seven year itch' here-the seventh annual Brooklyn Book Festival proved to be our most popular yet."
"With an entire week of literary events celebrating the written and spoken word, the seventh annual Brooklyn Book Festival was bigger and better than ever," said Johnny Temple, chair of the Brooklyn Literary Council. "The Festival has matured into one of the world's premier literary destinations, attracting renowned authors, publishers of all sizes, musicians, humorists, graphic novelists, and all of the creative forces that make up our eclectic and constantly evolving literary universe."
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