Post-Event Feedback

We’ve received wonderful feedback from many of you about the festival. See comments below.


“The New Providence Book Festival is a new and exciting event!  I had no idea that there are so many amazing published authors in our area.  This was a great event to meet writers, learn about the writing process and buy early holiday gifts!”

— Jamie Baer Peterson, visitor

“The New Providence Book Festival was the perfect combination of reading, community and friendship.  The panel events were engaging and the sales were great.  The event was top notch!”

— Mary Carlomagno, author

“From my perspective as a local author, the New Providence Book Fair that was held Sept 16, 2017 at the Salt Box Museum was a smashing success. The location was perfect for a small book fair, as there was a constant flow of foot traffic and most important a constant flow of readers and book lovers. If there is a repeat next year – I’m in!”

— Bill Powers, author

“The New Providence Book Festival was a fabulous event, attracting many residents. The authors enjoyed meeting visitors and talking about their books in a lovely outdoor setting.”

— Linda J. Barth, author

“What a delight! The New Providence Book Festival had something for everyone. A diverse collection of literary genres from authors with fresh, new voices.”

— Reyna Favis, author

“It was great to get to meet actual authors and ask them questions.”

— Michael Baldwin, visitor