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Barnes & Noble Fort Lauderdale Hosts Teen Book Festival, June 10-12
Barnes & Noble Introduces First-Ever National Teen Book Festival and Largest National Teen Book Festival in the United States.
Largest-Ever Weekend of Author Events in Company History, Including Erica Cameron and Dr Ciara Bostick at Barnes & Noble Fort Lauderdale
Teen Book Festival Will Feature Chapter Giveaways of Upcoming New Releases, Cover and Chapter Reveals, Trivia, Cosplay, a Story Development Workshop and More
|Barnes & Noble is introducing B-Fest, the Company’s first-ever teen book festival and the largest national teen book festival in the United States. B-Fest will take place at all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide including Barnes & Noble Fort Lauderdale on Friday, June 10, through Sunday, June 12, and will feature hundreds of authors of teen books appearing at stores nationwide in what will be the largest-ever weekend of author events in Barnes & Noble history.
B-Fest will also feature other engaging events and activities for teens, including a story development workshop, cosplay, trivia and interactive games, all designed to provide teens with unique and fun experiences that will fuel their love of reading and writing. During B-Fest, teens will get access to free content including chapter samplers, an exciting cover reveal, and more, while supplies last. Plus, one Trivia Blast winner per store will be added to Penguin Teen’s Advanced Reader Copy mailing list for one year, and receive between 5 and 6 preselected advance reader’s copies of books that have not yet been released. For more information, visit BN.com/B-FEST.
Following are the four cornerstone events happening at all Barnes & Noble stores during B-Fest, including Barnes & Noble Fort Lauderdale:
Teens can be a part of an exciting Trivia Blast based on leading teen book properties, hosted by Barnes & Noble and created by Penguin Teen and Random House’s First In Line. One Trivia Blast winner per store will be added to Penguin Teen’s Advanced Reader Copy mailing list for one year, and receive between 5 and 6 preselected advance reader’s copies of books that have not yet been released.
In addition, attendees at the B-In the Know event will receive a free B-Fest Guide from Penguin Random House containing everything they need to know about the hottest trends in teen books, while supplies last.
During the “B-First” event at Barnes & Noble, teens will receive chapter samplers of upcoming books releases, while supplies last, as well as other exclusive content including a very special cover reveal that attendees will not want to miss.
Teens at the B-First event will also receive a free ‘Epic Reads’ festival brochure provided by HarperCollins, while supplies last, that includes specially curated content like sneak peeks of upcoming books and fun quizzes, crosswords and more.
The “B-Part of the Fun” event will feature interactive games and activities around popular teen book series, with giveaways and prizes based on these leading properties. Games and activities will include a spelling showdown, story ball, and many other activities like scavenger hunts and charades. Fun prizes for the winners include tote bags, notebooks and more.
Cosplay is also encouraged, including an Instagram sweeps, for those 13 and older, that runs throughout the weekend where a teen/young adult-inspired cosplay pic posted with the hashtag #BFestBuzz will be chosen at random to win a prize pack of 50 teen hardcover books from HarperCollins Publishers Children’s Books. Check Instagram.com/barnesandnoble for complete details and Official Rules after June 9.
B-Fest will feature the “B-Creative” event, where teens can participate in a story development workshop created by Adaptive Studios, a pioneering new company that transforms pending movie scripts into re-imagined novels that ultimately make it to the big screen. Teens will learn how to write “log lines,” “spark pages” and tips for reimagining popular characters. They can also share their writing with peers if they choose to.