Eat Local Read Local Book Sale and Festival

Loudoun County Public Library’s annual author event, Eat Local Read Local Book Sale and Festival, will return for its seventh year at Cascades Library on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meet over 70 local authors selling and signing their books for all ages and sample the eats of local food trucks. The family-friendly event also offers live music by Felix Pickles, comedic balloon art with The One-Step MagiCompany and other children’s activities.

“The event started as a platform for resident authors to come together and share their work with the community,” said Susan VanEpps, Division Manager of Programming and Community Engagement. “We are thrilled every year when they tell us that they attend many events, but this one is their favorite. We’re glad LCPL can facilitate and be a resource for them.”

Many of the authors share that their work was inspired by personal yet relatable experiences. From enduring an impactful event to having dyslexia or doing it on a ‘dare,’ their motivation to connect with others through storytelling is a common theme among them.

Admission to the festival is free, and it will be held outdoors rain or shine.

For a full list of participating authors and vendors, visit

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