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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Litfest Pasadena, 2013

Litfest Pasadena 2013 happened yesterday, May 11th, and a good time was had by all. Such a good time, in fact, that I'm too tired to write much today. But I deserve a day off after Litfest!

 Setting up

The crowds loved it
 My partners in fun, Kat Ward and Des Zamorano

My husband John Sandel brought things I forgot and stayed to help for a while.

This was my first book fair/festival with Camelot & Vine. I loved it. Can't wait for the next one!

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This is a repost from PetreaBurchard.com/blog.

21 comments:

John Sandel said...

And people came, they saw & they were conquered—by literature! And they bought books.

Petrea Burchard said...

Pretty cool.

The booth to the north of us (second photo) was BrownBagBooks.biz. I'd like to spend a few thousand dollars going through their inventory.

Bellis said...

Such a lovely event, with interesting panel discussions, tempting books, and Bulgarini ice cream. Much less crowded, noisy, and overwhelming than the LA Times Festival of Books. But I'm not surprised you're tired now - it was a long day's work for you. Hope sales were good.

altadenahiker said...

What a great booth. Knowing Boz, he's blushing.

Katie said...

Cool! I would definitely have stopped by if I lived closer. The Boz Booth definitely looks great, and are those C&V book marks? I gave my mom a copy of C&V and she really enjoyed it. I knew she would!

Petrea Burchard said...

Bellis, it was all I could do not to spend every penny I have.

Karin, Boz takes such things in stride, which is a slow and pondering one on these hot days.

Katie, I'll send you some bookmarks. I'm glad your mom liked it! That's great to hear.

LOLfromPasa said...

Fantastic, Petrea! And, good weather too. (PS. Camelot won last Monday!)

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks, Lauren. (And of course Camelot won!)

TheChieftess said...

Looks like great fun!!! You're doing a great job breaking out into the market Petrea!!!

(But what did Camelot win??)

Petrea Burchard said...

Camelot is a handsome racehorse, Chieftess, and he's a winner.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camelot_%28horse%29

dive said...

Wowee! What a great post, Petrea. Love everything about it. So glad you had such a fun day.

BettyS said...

Great event, Petrea! I'm glad the heat got to me, or I would have come home with a huge sack of books (I'm talking addiction, you know). So happy to have my copy of Camelot & Vine at last!

Petrea Burchard said...

Me too, Dive. It made me feel like a real publisher, which apparently I am.

It was good to see you, Betty! And yes, it was hot! Good thing we didn't have it yesterday or today, though, speaking of heat.

Dina said...

Your first time on the other side of the table at a book fair--how exciting!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

congratulations - gosh, if it wasn't for the heat, I would have come. Sounds like it was a hit

Petrea Burchard said...

It was exciting, Dina. I got a little nervous setting up. But once we got going we had a great time.

Definitely a hot day, PA. But considering yesterday and today have been hotter, it worked well.

Adele said...

What a great day! So sorry I had to miss it. Congratulations!!

Susan Campisi said...

I'm late but very glad I got to visit you at Boz Books. Tommy and I had a blast!

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you, Adele. It was so much fun.

Susan, it's always a pleasure to see you, and you know I have a soft spot for Tommy.

Virginia said...

I would buy anything for sale at BOZ BOOKS. Great name. I hope you sold lots of your new book!
V

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks, V. I had a pretty good day. :)