One More Page Books in Arlington, Virginia, just celebrated its third anniversary, and they are an excellent example of how indie bookstores can contribute to communities and continue to serve readers in ways other stores (online or brick-and-mortar) can't. The store hosts several book clubs each month, as well as meetings of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime and many author book signings and talks. Now, One More Page is partnering with Arlington Central Library, Arlington Public Schools, George Mason's Fall for the Book, and Fairfax County Public Libraries for the all-day free NoVaTEEN Book Festival on March 8.
Two dozen popular YA authors are scheduled to attend and participate in panels on topics like "Who Are You?", A discussion about identity, destiny, and the roles that shape characters," and "Survivor: How dire circumstances and high-stakes situations unite and shape characters to defeat the odds." There will also be breakout panels with various authors. Some of the YA crime fiction authors attending include Lamar Giles (Fake ID) as well as debut authors, Elle Cosimano (Nearly Gone) and Elisa Nader (Escape From Eden).