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Jax Book Fest

2019 Jax Book Fest at the Jacksonville Public Library, Main Branch banner image

Jacksonville’s literary event of the year will return on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019! The Jax Book Fest is back for its third year in a row. The event—held at the Main Library in Downtown Jacksonville—features presentations and signings by authors of both national and local acclaim, book sales, children’s activities and more. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Meet R.L. Stine

The Jacksonville Public Library Foundation is hosting an evening with Goosebumps author R.L. Stine on Feb. 22, 2019. Enjoy a dinner, a meet and greet, and a dramatic storytime with the best-selling author. Tickets for this event can be purchased at

Featured Authors

R.L. Stine

Image of the writer R.L Stein who is a guest at the Jax Book Fest 2019 at the Jacksonville Public Library

Stine’s Goosebumps series for young people has sold over 300 million copies in this country alone and has become a publishing phenomenon in 32 languages around the world. As recognized by USA Today, R.L. Stine was the best-selling author in America for three years in a row (1993- 95). The Guinness Book of World Records cited him as the best-selling series author in history.






Mike Thaler

Image of the author Mike Thaler who is a guest at the Jax Book Fest 2019 at the Jacksonville Public Library

Mike has produced over 200 published books for children and is known as "America's Riddle King."  He has also been called "The Court Jester of Children's Literature." Mike has produced many well known and loved characters in children's literature.  He was the creator of "The Letterman" for the PBS Electric Company series.








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