Canal Town Book Fest Returns to Dover

DOVER, OH—The Canal Town Book Fest, a literary project of the Dover Public Library, will be held on Friday, May 27 & Saturday, May 28.

On Friday, May 27, award-winning author Julie Anne Lindsey will be the keynote speaker at the Dover Public Library, located at 525 N. Walnut Street. Events include music featuring accomplished guitarist Bill Hall, refreshments, a program featuring Lindsey and a book signing. Lindsey will share her journey as a writer and how books make it to the shelves of libraries and bookstores. Lindsey will discuss the process of writing, finding an agent, finding a publisher, the editing process, advanced reviews, marketing, the book launch and much more.

Julie Anne Lindsey is an award-winning and bestselling author of mystery and romantic suspense. She’s published more than fifty novels since her debut in 2013 and currently writes series as herself, as well as under the pen names Bree Baker, Jacqueline Frost, and Julie Chase. She is the 2020 Golden Quill Award Winner for Series Romance, a double finalist for the 2020 National Reader’s Choice Award for Romance Adventure, the 2019 Winner of the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Mystery & Suspense, the 2019 Stiletto Award for Romantic Suspense and the 2019 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award for romantic suspense.

An Author Fair will take place on Saturday, May 28 from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM on the square in downtown Dover in conjunction with the Dover Exchange Club’s Canal Dover Fest. Over forty local and regional authors will be present to meet the public, discuss writing and publishing and to sign and sell books. There will be raffles and other prize opportunities for members of the public. A complete listing of events and authors can be found at

“This is a great opportunity for members of the community to meet writers, talk writing and to pick up an autographed book,” said Mallory Thompson, planning committee chair and librarian at the Dover Public Library. “The authors write a wide variety of things, from mystery to memoir to children’s books and more. We are excited to bring back the Canal Town Book Fest for the community after a two-year pandemic hiatus.”

Sponsors for the event include the The Bibliophile Bookshop, Canal Dover Association, Chrysalis Counseling Center, Friends of the Dover Public Library, and the Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition.

For more information about the Canal Town Book Fest, please contact the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123 or email Mallory Thompson at 330-343-6123.

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