November is finally upon us. You're thinking "are you mad?" November equals cold, rain and darker nights doesn't it. Well yes, but it also is the month of this years Dublin Book Festival, starting on the evening of Tuesday 13th November and running through to the evening of Sunday 18th.
Going from strength to strength each year, this is the fifth festival to be this year in the newly renovated Smock Alley Theatre on Wellington Quay, Temple Bar. It's a lovely building with a great room upsatirs for holding such events so it should be good. The programme is chock-a-block with events to have book lovers drooling at the mouth. Many are free, which is great. A timetable can be downloaded here http://www.dublinbookfestival.com/dublin-book-festival-2012-programme-2/ .
Some of the events are also to be held just round the corner in that great little bookshop The Gutter Bookshop on Cow's Lane.
With a Dublin Book Festival Bookshop with reading area and tea shop, author books signings after each event plus the funky (can books/authors be funky?!) sounding Dublin Book Festival Club upstairs in the Odessa Club on Dame Court you'd be mad not to pop in at some stage over the festival period.