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The Gathering Volumes bookstore is hosting the Authors’ Fair in September

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Gather Volumes in Perrysburg is set to host its second authors’ fair after large public gatherings were allowed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On September 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Gathering Volumes owner Denise Philips and other authors prepare to celebrate reading and the kinds of books they enjoy. The event is sponsored in part by Of Rust and Glass, a Maumee-based publishing house.

Gathering Volumes is an independent community bookstore that uses the power of reading to build relationships in the community.

This year’s fair will feature several activities for attendees, including games, refreshments and food, such as AYZO Heavenly Brew and live painting sessions with artists from northwest Ohio. There will also be author sessions inside the bookstore where authors will read and discuss material from their books.

Parking games like giant Jenga, Connect Four and cornhole will be available and artists such as creative inkwell and Jennifer Sowers will paint in front of the public.

Sowders, owner of Mon Gallery and Art Studio, is based in Fostoria and has won several awards for her artwork, including at the Ohio State Fair and the Ohio Watercolor Society. Christopher Faulkner, or Creative Inkwell, has an Instagram dedicated to showcasing his works.

Food will also be available for attendees, with proceeds from those purchases helping to fund the second Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival. Craft beer samples will be available from Glass City Mashers.

For more information, visit the Facebook page of the Authors’ Fair.