Bucks County Book Festival announces new ‘One Book’ event

The inaugural community read is ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ by Garth Stein

Bucks County Book Festival recently announced “One Book” – a community-wide reading initiative. Community reads are popular all over the country, and Bucks County Book Festival is thrilled to bring one to the area. During a community read, members of a community come together by reading and discussing a single book.

Each year, Bucks County book Festival will select one book and host a series of events and programs celebrating and discussing themes and topics in the book.

For 2019, the festival has chosen The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein – the best-selling story of Enzo, the dog with a nearly-human soul. It’s a heart-warming, funny and uplifting tale of family, love, loyalty and hope. Stein has also written companion books Racing in the Rain, a young reader’s version for ages 8-12, and Enzo Races in the Rain!, a picture book story for the youngest readers ages 4-8.

The festival has exciting events planned to discuss and complement “One Book,” including a panel discussion at the festival, a “One Book” special film showing at the County Theater and more. Visit bucksbookfest.org for more information.

The Bucks County Book Festival, taking place Oct. 12-13 in Doylestown, is a two-day celebration connecting authors and book lovers young and old. It features a keynote author event with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen, professionally-published authors with author panels and book signings, writers’ and illustrators’ workshops, Kids Book Fest and Fire Prevention Open House, Books ‘N Brew, vendors and more. Most events are free.