Mini Book Fair will feature locally written and produced books | Arts and culture

BRATTLEBORO – A mini holiday book fair will be held at the Atrium of Brooks House in downtown Brattleboro on Saturday Holly Days from noon to 4 p.m. The books will be sold and signed by their authors.

In addition to books by local authors, two Brattleboro history books will be on sale as a fundraiser for their organizations. “Print Town: Brattleboro’s Legacy of Words,” produced by Write Action and The Brattleboro Words Project, has sold out its first print run and continues to receive rave reviews. He has just received the Hathaway Prize from the Vermont Historical Society. From VHS press release for the award: “Print Town” is a 247-page collection of stories spanning nearly 300 years of local history. Many stories will sound familiar to local history buffs, but the post is peppered with lesser-known stories that contribute to the breadth and diversity of the finished product.

“Harris Hill Ski Jump: The First 100 Years” is packed with historic photographs and animated stories about the beloved annual sporting event. Sales will benefit the Harris Hill Ski Jump organization.

Write Action will also sell “Poems in the Time of Covid,” a limited edition collection of poems that was part of Poems Around Town last spring.

Local authors Cheryl Wilfong, Tim Mayo, Lynn Valente, Barbara Morrison and Sarah Cooper-Ellis will sign and sell their books. Brian Mooney’s Storymatic, story-writing invitation cards, developed in Brattleboro and sold internationally, will also be on sale.

The Mini Holiday Book Fair is hosted by Write Action, a non-profit organization dedicated to “encouraging, nurturing and promoting the literary arts in Brattleboro and surrounding towns” and is sponsored in part by the Brattleboro Literary Festival. Masking is mandatory.

All are welcome to come in from the cold and enjoy the free coffee and pastries. Donations are appreciated. For more information, send an email to

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