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The annual Boston Book Festival is upon us! Saturday, October 25th will be Union Park Press‘ fifth year at the festival, and we will be bigger than ever – and the forecast is telling us that it will be a beautiful fall day! This year, we will be taking over two tables, giving us the room to showcase our titles and, more importantly, our authors!

From 10 to 12, Stephanie Schorow, author of Drinking Boston, will be there to talk cocktails and history. If you want to discuss recipe origins, Prohibition, speakeasies, or the Conga Belt, she is your gal. Check out her other titles here.

From 11-1, Lauren Clark, author of Crafty Bastards, will be on hand to discuss brewing in New England, past and present. Stop by to chat about the newest brews, beer gossip, and who and what is up and coming this fall. Lauren is a wealth of information and is always happy to talk beer and history.

From 12-3, Jim Botticelli, author of Dirty Old Boston: Four Decades of a City in Transition, will be at our booth to meet, greet, swap stories, and launch his new book!  Be the first on your block to have it; Dirty Old Boston doesn’t officially go on sale until November 3rd. At once raw and beautiful, this book of vivid photography is an important and evocative tribute to the city and its people. Come by and meet the man behind the book and Facebook page.

While you are visiting with our authors and browsing through our table, be sure to pick up these titles from local authors and establishments: Star Sisters by Jennifer Blecher; The Boston Floating Hospital: How A Boston Harbor Barge Changes the Course of Pediatric Medicine from Floating Hospital; and Azorean Cooking: From My Family Table to Yours by Maria Lawton.

The Union Park Press tent is in a prime location this year: facing the Boston Public Library, on the corner closest to the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel. Happily for us hungry bookpeople, we are also strategically positioned across from the Roxy’s Grilled Cheese food truck. We will be there all day, from 10am to 5pm. Can’t wait to see you!

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