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Saturday June 22, 10 am - 5 pm

FAQ

QUESTIONS ABOUT PARTICIPATING IN THE FESTIVAL

 

No, this is a separate festival, established in 2012 by Hannon Library and the Friends of Hannon Library.

 

Authors, publishers, book sellers, and other relevant vendors may sign up to participate in the festival by going to the festival website at http://hanlib.sou.edu/bookfest/ and submitting an online application form. Once your application has been received and approved by the festival, you will be contacted by email with further instructions. Space is limited and distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once all available spaces are filled, applications will be added to a waitlist.

 

There is a $30 table fee, per table. No participant may have more than one table, and space is limited. However, participants may opt to share a table if they are all approved registrants.

 

Contact festival organizers at 541-552-6816 or libraryevents@sou.edu.

 

Go to the festival website at http://hanlib.sou.edu/bookfest/ and complete the online volunteer application form.

 

If you have signed up for a table, you only need to bring whatever products and publicity materials you wish to display or sell; the festival will provide tables and 2 padded chairs per table. It is recommended that you bring snacks and beverages, but some food and beverages will be available on site for purchase (see question below). Remember that you will be expected to man your table from 10 am to 5 pm, so consider bringing a companion in case you need to be away from your table for a time. Please do not bring any alcoholic beverages to the event; you will be asked to leave.

 

Each table is approximately 6 feet long. Sizes vary slightly. Email libraryevents@sou.edu for more detail.

 

Tables will be arranged throughout all three floors of the library. Table locations will be assigned by the festival with consideration to each participant’s activities (presentations, panel involvement, etc.) and any special requirements communicated to the festival organizers. If you have special requirements, you should contact the festival immediately. The festival organizers will accommodate such requirements to the best of their abilities.

 

Yes, you may sell books and other products for your brand. You may also display work or set out promotional material. Multimedia material is permitted at muted or discreet audio levels, but access to electrical outlets may be limited. You are not permitted to sell or distribute food items.

 

Registered participants will be given a check-in time prior to the event. All participants should be present, checked in, and set up by 9:30 am.

 

The festival opens at 10 am and closes at 5 pm. Participants are expected to maintain a presence at their table for the entire duration. If you need to be away for an amount of time, you should arrange for someone to man your table in your absence. If you are signed up to give a presentation, you may request a festival volunteer to man your table during your absence. If you need to leave the festival early, you should inform the festival organizers in advance.

 

Participants are encouraged to park in the lot behind the library, off of Indiana Street. Parking will be free for this event, and no permits are required. 

 

The library coffee shop will be open during the festival and offers sandwiches, salads, pastries, bottled drinks, espressos, and more. There are also a number of restaurants and stores within walking distance of the campus. Registered participants and volunteers may also pre-order a boxed lunch.

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT ATTENDING THE FESTIVAL

 

There is no admission to attend the festival, and all our activities are free and open to the public. However, our participating authors will have books and materials available for sale.

 

For the day of the event, guests may park on campus. There is no fee, and no permit is required. See the parking map available on our website.

 

Visit the Ashland Book and Author Festival website for a list of authors, activities, and schedules. Specific questions can be submitted to libraryevents@sou.edu.

 

Absolutely. The Kids Corner offers interactive activities for multiple age groups, including storytelling, book-making, and games. Certified childcare providers will be on hand to offer professional supervision and guidance. The Kids Corner runs twice: 10 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 3 pm.

 

The library coffee shop, located on the first floor of the building, offers a variety of sandwiches, salads, pastries, bottled beverages, espresso, and more.

 

OTHER QUESTIONS

 

There are many ways you can support our program. Money donations can be made by check or through secure online transactions (see our website). We also welcome any interested volunteers to help with the event. If you represent a business or organization, consider becoming a sponsor.

 

Contact festival organizers at Hannon Library: 541-552-6816, libraryevents@sou.eu

 

We are always interested in feedback. Please send your comments to libraryevents@sou.edu with “Book Festival” in the subject line.