The “First Town in the First State”
is home to the nation’s first History Book Festival!


Ticketed Keynote 

  Saturday, September 28, 2018, 7 pm

Eleanor Roosevelt biographer,  Blanche Wiesen Cook, our keynote speaker, is a distinguished professor of history and women’s studies at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.. Ms. Cook will be interviewed by Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist Paul SparrowMusic will be provided by pianist and composer David Cieri, 

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Free Author Presentations

Sunday, September, 29, 2018, 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Ticketed Closing Spirited Discussion

Sunday, September 29, 2018
4:30 pm -
Nick Bunker, author of Young Benjamin Franklin, and John Sweeney, author of Delaware's John Dickinson, with a special guest moderator and cocktails.


Thank you to the following lead sponsors for their support of the History Book Festival!