Gaithersburg Recognized as a “Great Small Town for Book Lovers”
June 2, 2016
In recognition of its nationally acclaimed Gaithersburg Book Festival, the City of Gaithersburg recently earned a spot as one of the “30 Great Small Towns for Book Lovers.” The list, assembled by AboutGreatBooks.com, recognizes towns that have strong connections to literature, either through individual books and authors or with programs that encourage reading and a love of books.
The website recognized Gaithersburg for having one of the top literary events in the country, noting that, “The Gaithersburg Book Festival attracts hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets, and songwriters from across the country.”
“This is great validation for what we’ve built over the past seven years,” said Gaithersburg Mayor and Book Festival founder Jud Ashman. “Residents of the D.C. metropolitan area are among the most well-read in the country. National recognition as a Great Small Town for Book Lovers just reinforces what we already know – that Gaithersburg is a rising star on the literary map.”
AboutGreatBooks.com helps readers explore books, providing reviews and organizing suggested reading lists into helpful categories. To view the complete list of Great Small Towns for Book Lovers visit www.aboutgreatbooks.com.
The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual all-day celebration of books, writers and literary excellence. Quickly becoming one of the premier literary events in the Washington, D.C. area, the 8th annual event is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017, on the grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall, in Olde Towne Gaithersburg, Md. Activities will include author appearances, discussions and book signings; writing workshops; a Children’s Village; onsite sales of new and used books; literary exhibitors and food, drink, ice cream and more. FREE admission and shuttle will be available from Shady Grove Metro and Lakeforest Mall. The Gaithersburg Book Festival also hosts additional author events in Montgomery County throughout the year as a way to encourage continued appreciation for all things literary. For more information please visit www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org or follow on Twitter @GburgBookFest.