Literary Lovers Line Up for the Brooklyn Book Festival in Downtown Brooklyn (Photos)

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The summer sun and temperatures returned in time for the thousands of book lovers who flocked to Downtown Brooklyn on Sunday for the annual Brooklyn Book Festival.

Stalls for publishers, book-sellers and literary organizations stretched from Borough Hall past the General Post Office as readers perused the wares and snapped up special deals. A few creative attendees took advantage of the oversize festival program to fashion impromptu sun hats as others broke out hand fans and water bottles.

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The day also featured dozens of discussions at venues nearby with long lines for talks at Brooklyn Historical and St. Ann’s and crowds perched on the steps of Borough Hall. Isabella Rossellini and her sister Ingrid, Joyce Carol Oates, Martin Amis and N.K. Jemisin were among the speakers. (The latter just won the Best of Brooklyn award for her science fiction.)

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

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[Photos by Susan De Vries]

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