Sept 30: Chestnut Hill Book Festival

We’ll be speaking, reading and signing books on Sunday, Sept. 30, as part of the fourth annual book festival. We’ll be at Roller’s Flying Fish Restaurant, 8142 Germantown Avenue, from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30. The festival has its own website and is on Facebook, and we know there is a long list of authors available, books to buy and events planned for the day.

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