2020 Kerrytown BookFest Cancelled
May 6, 2020
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN—The Kerrytown BookFest scheduled for August 30, 2020 has been cancelled due to concerns about the Covid-19 virus. The annual festival typically draws close to 2,000 attendees to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market in the Kerrytown neighborhood of the city. Organizers feel that such a large gathering cannot be responsibly held in light of the virus.
The Kerrytown BookFest hopes to return in the summer of 2021. The 16-year-old festival is dedicated to celebrating books and the book arts and features authors, artists, booksellers, artisans, and educational organizations from around the region and around the country.
In lieu of a physical festival, the Kerrytown BookFest is virtually spotlighting local authors, creators, and booksellers on its Facebook page at @Kerrytownbookfest in order to do its part to support the community. As always, the BookFest’s goal is to celebrate Ann Arbor’s rich book history and vibrant literary resources.
For more information, please see the Kerrytown BookFest social media feeds and website.