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Saturday, October 26, 2019 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center

Free Admission

Although October is months away, planning for Books by the Banks 2019 is already well underway! We are excited to announce that New York Times best-selling author Laini Taylor will appear at this year’s festival as the headlining young adult author.

Laini Taylor is a YA and fantasy author, as well as graphic novelist.  She was a National Book Award finalist for Lips Touch: Three Times, and is best known for the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series which is being  made into a movie series. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter.