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The Fauquier County Public Library and The Open Book are pleased to co-host BOOKENDS at the Warrenton Fall Festival on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Booths at either end of Main Street — in front of The Open Book and the John Barton Payne Building– will give local authors an opportunity to discuss and sell their work during one of Warrenton’s busiest days.

Author space is limited so please register early.

Registration & Publicity

  • Online applications accepted 9 a.m. July 5 –  5 p.m. July 31, 2023, or until full. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

  • Questions? Contact The Open Book or Natalie Damewood.

  • The library and The Open Book will advertise BOOKENDS at the Warrenton Fall Festival using print and electronic media. Authors are encouraged to distribute publicity through their social media, email lists and other community outlets.

  • Media kits will be provided to authors upon confirmation of participation.

  • Participating authors should plan to staff their booth during the entire event.

Ways & Means

  • The library and The Open Book will provide tables, chairs and author name tags. Authors are responsible for tents, decorations, table coverings, book easels, etc.

  • Only those authors who have received confirmation of participation from the library or The Open Book will be permitted to set up, display or sell their materials. Only materials directly related to an author’s published works may be sold or displayed.

  • All sales will be made directly through participating authors, who will provide books to sell, money box (including change), receipts, etc. Any taxes, if applicable, will be the responsibility of the authors.

BOOKENDS at the Warrenton Fall Festival promises to be a celebration of local talent and reading! Please plan to join us. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Maria Del Rosso, Director, Fauquier County Public Library

Cammie Fuller, Owner, The Open Book

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