NYT best-selling author Adam Silvera highlights Orlando Book Festival this weekend


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Summers are a time for flips-flops, sandy beach trips, tubing – and if you've been inculcated in the public school system – a summer reading marathon. Find some enthralling new literature for your pool tote bag at the Orlando Book Festival this weekend. The daylong event at the downtown public library is dedicated to all things books and includes panels, writing workshops, book signings and the chance to see best-selling authors. Keynote speakers include Adam Silvera, author of More Happy Than Not and History Is All You Left Me, and Jonathan Maberry, author of Rot and Ruin, both New York Times bestsellers. If you'd like a good laugh from Florida Man, look for out Craig Pittman's Oh, Florida! How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country. The best part? The Orlando Book Festival is free, which means you can buy even more books!

Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd. | 407-835-7323 | ocls.info | free