PHOTOS: The return of the sun brings literary crowds to the Brooklyn Book Festival

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The return of sunshine to New York City coincided with the final day of the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Photo by Susan de Vries

The weather made a dramatic turnaround in time for the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday. Literary enthusiasts crowded into Columbus Park to chat with publishers, authors, and vendors, snap up some new reading material, and enjoy the sunshine after the intense rain of the week.

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Dozens of authors discussed their work on panel discussions on Sunday.Photo by Susan de Vries

The park was lined with white-tented booths and there were three outdoor stages for author conversations, a nice return after rain cancelled last year’s outdoor events. Author talks this year were also hosted at nearby indoor venues including Brooklyn Law School, Borough Hall, and the newly opened Center for Brooklyn History.

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Dozens of tents offering books for sale lined the plaza in front of Brooklyn Borough Hall. Photo by Susan de Vries
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The banned books tour made a stop at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Photo by Susan de Vries

Festival Day capped off a full week of in-person and virtual events for the annual festival. Joyce Carol Oates, Walter Mosley, Philip Lopate, Colson Whitehead, Jacqueline Woodson, and Emma Straub were among the participants during the run of the event.

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Attendees noted down their favorite banned book on a corkboard. Photo by Susan de Vries
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People enjoyed a reprieve from last week’s rain as they gathered for outdoor author talks. Photo by Susan de Vries

If you missed out on the day, here are a few views of the book-filled event.

This story originally appeared on Brooklyn Paper’s sister site Brownstoner