Buckeye Book Fair: Its THE place to find Ohio authors

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WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio largest book fair with 90 notable Ohio authors, illustrators, and photographers present and willing to autograph Christmas-ready copies of their latest works will be Nov. 3 on the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center campus in Wooster, Ohio.

The 15th annual Buckeye Book Fair will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium on the campus in Wooster. Admission is $1 for adults, and free for children, students, and senior citizens.

Book lovers, readers, and shoppers will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the headline writers and the children’s book writers and illustrators personally, and to purchase autographed copies at discounted price.

Headliners. Authors who will be present include:

* Bill Sammon, senior white house correspondent for the “Washington Times” and former “Cleveland Plain Dealer” reporter, who will be signing his book, “At Any Cost: How Al Gore Tried to Steal the Election.”

* Award-winning Cleveland author Sarah Willis, whose first novel, “Some Things That Stay,” was named Notable Book of the Year by the “New York Times,” and won the Stephen Crane First Fiction Award, given by The Book-of-the-Month Club. She will be signing her latest novel “The Rehearsal.”

* Sports radio commentator Jack Park, whose famous “Buckeye Flashback” airs throughout Ohio each season on the Ohio State football radio network. He will be signing his new book “The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia,” a definitive description of the Ohio State tradition.

* Professional Football Hall of Fame inductee Dante Lavelli will be signing copies of “Brown’s Town,” a new book on Ohio coaching legend Paul Brown, written with author Alan Natali.

Ohio mysteries. Cleveland TV personalities Dick Goddard, Dick Feagler, and Neil Zurcher will also be present with their latest books, as will Ohio-based mystery writers Les Roberts and P. L. Gaus. Gaus has recently published the third novel in his Ohio Amish mystery series.

And a group more than 20 Ohio authors and illustrators of children’s books will sign books and greet children and parents all day.

Ohio connections. The book fair will feature hundreds of titles in a wide range of genres available at discounts of up to a 20 percent off the cover price. Most of the authors of all of these books are Ohioans or write about Ohio topics.

Money raised at the Buckeye Book Fair is awarded in grants to support Ohio libraries and literacy programs. More than $150,000 has been awarded since the inception of the book fair in 1987.

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