As recently mentioned here in this blog; Steve and I were part of the 10th Annual Books in Boothbay Celebration, held at the Boothbay Railway Village. We arrived slightly early for the afternoon, “adult authors” session, so we got to tour the room during the children’s authors’ session, which was an unplanned-for bonus.
Because the committee thought of everything, and provided all attendees with free tickets to the Village and the exhibits, we were also able to ride the antique narrow-gauge steam train:
We had our tickets punched by Ethan, the Youth Conductor of the Day:
After our train ride, which encircled the Village Green, following a pleasantly wood-side track, we wandered through the village, though we did not feed the goats — I think Steve has pictures of the goats — and came back to the town hall (that would be the Railway Village’s town hall, not the Boothbay Town Hall) in time to be served a lovely lunch. We picnicked under the trees with several of our fellow celebrants, then went inside to start up the afternoon session.
Here’s a picture of the space, as we’re just getting underway:
We found our place in the back of the room, next to Chris Holm and his wife, Katrina, who were charming tablemates, and proceeded to Get Down to Business. It was lovely to spend the afternoon talking to people who were passionate about books, and great to meet so many new readers.
After the signing was over, there was an Author Reception the lawn, which was perfectly lovely. Steve and I, alas, had to leave early, due to needing to drive home to Central Maine.
So, we had a splendid time — the committee really knows how to treat authors right! — and we’re glad we took the day off to enjoy.