All About BookMania!

The Martin County Library System is excited to announce the author list for the 25th annual BookMania! festival on March 2, 2019 at the Jensen Beach High School Performing Arts Center.

2875 NW Goldenrod Rd
Jensen Beach, FL  34957

Barnes & Noble booksellers will be in the school's Nutrition Center selling the authors books as well as children’s books that can be purchased and donated to the school book drive. Note that James Patterson will only sign books purchased from Barnes & Noble, there will be several titles available for purchase onsite in the Nutrition Center.

In addition to the Barnes & Noble cafe for snacks and coffee, hamburgers and hotdogs from the Martin County Sheriff's Office BBQ Grill Team will be available for cash-only at the event. Authors will participate in one of multiple panel discussions featuring prominent and emerging writers. Books can be found in our regular and Martin's Most Wanted collections:

This prestigious literary event is free and open to the general public. BookMania! is sponsored by The Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc.

Plan for the event

  • Add BookMania! to your calendar by selecting View BookMania! Event Details.
     
  • While you wait for March, read the authors' books by selecting the names above. Holds can be placed in the library catalog. Also, look for BookMania! titles on the Martin's Most Wanted shelf.
     
  • Use index cards or scrap paper to write questions for the authors before the event. These will be collected and read by the moderator.
     
  • Plan to carpool. There are fewer parking spaces than seats in the auditorium. The Downtown Stuart tram will be available to shuttle attendees from the parking lot to the auditorium.
     
  • Bring a brown-bag lunch and/or cash to the event. The Martin County Sheriff's Office BBQ Grill Team will be onsite grilling hamburgers and hotdogs. Boca (veggie) Burgers will also be available.
     
  • Follow the Martin County Library System's Facebook Page. We plan to show James Patterson on Facebook Live at 1:00 p.m. This is a great option if you choose to avoid a crowd. Overflow seating with a Facebook Live showing is planned at the Hoke Library, down the street from the school.

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