Hosting Jay Davis, Historian, Writer, on Saturday,The Colonial Theatre is an old-fashioned, yet modern living example of America’s original downtown movie palaces where the “Show Starts on the Sidewalk”.The Colonial has offered entertainment to Belfast since 1912. www.ColonialTheatre.com
Waterfall Arts, Please Be Seated! in collaboration with Our Town Belfast, brings us the Please Be Seated Street Sculptures, and Readings! Throughout the town, at certain of the Seat Sculptures, will be 10 to 15 minute readings to entertain you. You may hear excerpts from classics or new books, children's books, poetry, short stories, favorites chosen by the businesses and organizations of Belfast to share with you. Read by members of The Belfast Maskers (see other charms of Belfast), teachers, poets, book lovers from all walks of life. - schedules to be announced; Waterfall Arts is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) contemporary arts center located in Belfast and Montville, Maine. www.WaterfallArts.org
the good table -fine equipment for cooks, hosts a tasting and book signing, Friday July 29th, Lisa Turner, The Eat Local Cookbook; Seasonal Recipes from a Maine Farm. The good table is a locally owned and operated kitchen retail store in scenic and historical downtown Belfast, offering the very finest names in the business, and cooking classes. www.thegoodtable.me
The Purple Baboon Gifts, on Friday, hosts award-winning children's author, Lynn Plourde, Only Cows Allowed, and Moose, of Course! Milk and cookies to be served and a special moose visit!. On Sunday, Jane Crosen, Maine Mapmaker's Kitchen; Creative, Healthy Recipes for Home, Camp and Afloat. www.purplebaboon.com
The Green Store hosting acclaimed author, publisher, Marnie Reed Crowell, www.MarnieReedCrowell.com Saturday, is a general store for the 21st century, offering simple, practical ways to make a positive difference. www.GreenStore.com
The Belfast Free Library, Independent Publishing Forum - hosting North Wind Publishing of Belfast, and Maine Authors Publishing of Rockland. Ever wonder about the marvelous independent publishers, and how one publishes or promotes ones own book? Learn from Maine Authors Publishing of Rockland, and North Wind Publishing of Belfast. Saturday, July 30th, 10:30 - 1:30.
The White House Inn, www.MaineBB.com offering guided tours of The White House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a complimentary copy to their guests, of Historic Maine Homes; 300 Years of Great Houses, Christoper Glass (author), and Brian Vanden Brink (photographer). See Ongoing Exhibits Page for details.
Random Acts of Reading, - Being such a literary town, you never know when a Random Act of Reading might occur. Be Alert! Be Ready! It can strike at any time - indoors or out!
The Belfast Co-op Store, - Hosting Meg Wolff on Friday, July 29th, The Belfast Co-operative Store is a membership owned and controlled organization that operates a retail outlet for whole natural foods and other goods and provisions. We strive to offer and promote the continued availability of a wide selection of products organically produced and locally sourced whenever available, at reasonable prices, to support healthy lifestyle choices for both our members and the general public. http://belfast.coop/
BELLABOOKS 135 High Street hosting events
on Friday and Saturday. The Best Selection of New and Gently Used Books interspersed throughout with Antiques, Glass, Vintage Pottery and Unique Finds-All at Amazing Prices.
Host of the Friday night Home Port Cookbook signing and tastings,The High Street Gallery and Studio features the works of Susan Tobey White, Julie Cyr, and Sheep Jones. www.HighStreetGallery.com
The Belfast Historical Society and Museum is dedicated to the collection, conservation, preservation and interpretation of artifacts relevant to Belfast history. Visitors to the Museum will enjoy vintage photographs, maps, postcard collections and interpretive displays. An extensive archives and library are available for research. Enjoy their ongoing exhibit during the festival . www.BelfastMuseum.org
Belfast, Maine, Book Festival
July 27, 28, 29, 2012