Hello folks! Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend and started this week with the right foot. Yesterday, I had the pleasure to attend the Book Festival which was my first book event in New York City that I have assisted to. The event was developed in Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza and counted with the participation of several bookstores, libraries, and publishers from the city as well as from other states. They gathered together to present some of their new book releases, introduce new authors, show the work of many famous authors and also introduce themselves to the people and their mission in the literary industry. Every stand displayed and sold books of diverse variety such as fiction, non-fiction, comics and graphic novels, poetry, youth and children, and international books among others. There were several talks and workshops dictated by the members of St. Francis College, the Brooklyn Law School and the Congregation of Mt. Sinai. They explored interesting titles such as “how to help readers discover your book”, “the search of the discussible book”, and “Wanderlust and the search for meaning”. There were also several stands and a particular one that I found interesting was the Ploughshares Solos publishers from Boston. The company’s mission is to publish the work of authors whose writing does not fit in a print journal. They dedicate their passion to publish stories, essays and novellas in long format digitally as eBooks and at the same time they introduce new authors to thousand of bookworms around the world. I definitely enjoyed this new experience for me and I was so glad to see the amount of people who, just as me, have a passion towards books and literature. I am looking forward for more festivals to come to New York City. I CAN’T WAIT!