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Thanks to all for a great annual book fair

By Mike Watson

The Thirteenth Annual Adair County Book Fair is in the books, as you might say. The Adair County Book Fair, which ran in conjunction with Downtown Days this past Saturday, was a qualifying success according to attendees and authors alike.

We had expected forty-four vendors from across the state. Due to family illness and mishap, we lost three of those vendors, but the rest came, visited, sold books, and talked the day away!

A big thank you to all those who braved the sunny, mid-sixties temps and strolled across Lindsey Wilson's campus and mingled with some of the most interesting people gathered that day--and I was there, too!

Looking forward to another big day one year from now!

This story was posted on 2019-10-15 08:22:51
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Ernestine Smith Bennett among local authors at Book Fair

2019-10-17 - Cranmer Dining Center, Lindsey Wilson College - Photo by Mike Watson.
One of the popular author/vendors at Saturday’s Adair Book Fair, Ernestine Smith Bennett, is pictured with her two books, Country Stores, 1 and 2. The annual event has grown larger each year, gathering local and regional authors and those who want to learn more about their books together.

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Local writer LouAnn Russell is author of two books

2019-10-18 - Knifley, KY - Photo by Mike Watson.
LouAnn Russell, a Plum Point and Knifley native who resides in Columbia now, was among the local published authors at both the Janice Holt and Henry Giles Festival and the 2019 Book Fair. This photo of her booth, inside the Giles' log cabin, was made at the Giles festival. She said, “Dr. Lynwood Montell was my mentor, the First to read my first book and encourage me on Home by the River.” She is also the Author Of Diary of a Bipolar Poet.

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