5th Books by the Banks Festival -   October 22                                                                    

With nearly 100 authBooks by the Banksors participating in the 5th annual Books by the Banks book festival on Saturday, October 22nd, it may be difficult to pick a favorite but here are some you won't want to miss. They include Dennis Lehane, Judy Collins, Chris Bohjalian, Paula McLain, Matthew Reinhart, and Alyssa Satin Capucilli.

There's something for all ages. Meet authors of fiction, history, sports, travel, cookbooks, children's and teen literature, plus more. Costumed storybook characters, crafts, and other family activities will be ongoing in the K12 Kids' Corner. For a complete schedule of panel discussions and list of the authors and illustrators who will be on hand during this FREE event at the Duke Energy Convention Center, downtown from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., visit the Books by the Banks website.