Nerds Rejoice: Books By the Banks Takes Over the Convention Center for a Day of Free Readings, Signings and Workshops

All genres are represented from children's books to cookbooks and graphic novels to fiction

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Whether you love cookbooks, fiction, comic books or have a child who loves reading, fans of any and all book genres can find something they’re looking for at the Books by the Banks festival.

Check their website for a list of attending authors and the schedule for panel discussions — a chance to pose questions to some of your favorite local and nationally renowned authors. Fiction authors attending include: Jason Reynolds, Alice McDermott, Michael Nye, Jessica Strawser, Leah Stewart and more.

In addition to the main event, at 11:30 a.m. Books by the Banks will host the premiere of the new documentary, Saving Fiona: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Baby Hippo, based on the children’s book by the director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Thane Maynard.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown, booksbythebanks.org