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Located just fifteen miles from New York City in the creative corridor of Maplewood and South Orange, the Maplewood—South Orange (MAPSO) Book Festival brings together readers and authors in celebration of the joy and diversity of the written word. Our informative adult author events highlight the major artistic, social and political issues of the day, while our vibrant and fun-filled children’s area allow our youngest readers to discover the importance and delight of books—and meet many of their favorite authors!
Among the authors we have hosted over our first six years include Jennifer Egan, Tayari Jones, Isabel Wilkerson, Paul Krugman, Ruth Reichl, RL Stine, Dan Gutman, Eve Ensler, Mary Roach, Keith Hernandez, Anna Quindlen, David Baldacci, and many, many more.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the 2023 festival?
The Seventh Annual MAPSO Book Festival will take place on Sunday, October 1st.
How Much Does it Cost to Attend?
All events at the 2023 Festival are FREE of charge.
What is the book festival’s anti-harassment policy?
The MAPSO Book Festival is committed to providing an environment where authors, attendees, volunteers, staff, board members, and anyone connected to, or participating in the festival in any way, can feel safe while attending the festival or events connected to the festival. We will not tolerate any behavior that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile, or offensive. Harassment of speakers, attendees, volunteers, or staff in any form will not be tolerated.
How do I get to the festival?
The festival is held at the Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, in Maplewood, NJ