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Saturday, October 2, 2010

ROSARITO BEACH - Baja Book Festival


Baja Book Festival Oct. 9: Words, Wine, Food, Art y Mas!
More than 20 Authors and a Whole Lot of Fun for all Ages!

On Saturday, October 9, 2010, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., more than 20 authors and a variety of arts, crafts, food and more will welcome the public free of charge at Joanna Jones Galeria y Café, at kilometer 47.6 on the free road, just north of the Cantamar/Primo Tapia toll road exit. Just 45 minutes south of the border, the event is sponsored by the Baja California Secretary of Tourism, the Rosarito Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, Baja Bound, AMPI, the Rosarito Beach Hotel, and the Baja Times. The Grand Baja Resort in Puerto Nuevo is offering a 30% discount on hotel accommodations for festival attendees.

The festival will feature well-known food vendors including Splash! restaurant, Baja Sausage, Hogaza Hogaza, and a coffee area sponsored by Café Sospesso. Wine, beer and margaritas will be available for purchase, as well. Authors include Greg Niemann, Judy Botello, Marsh Cassady, Peter Fowler, Mikel Miller, Cora Kerry, Nicole Beaudry, Lin Robinson, Lilly Menches, Tom Gatch, Martina, Diego Moreno, Paul Vanderer, Robert Yourell and others. With the help of Rosarito's Friends of the Library, the festival will have a Magical Children's Reading Area, promoting literacy at an early age. Francisco Cabello, renowned artist who designed the book festival logo, has donated the original painting to be raffled at the event. Tickets are available for $10 each or 3 tickets for $20. There will be another raffle for dinners, tequila, wine and more, with tickets on sale for $5 each or 5 for $20. It is highly anticipated that Rosarito Mayor Hugo Torres will be present to recognize the festival as part of the city's October Cultural Month.

Besides books-a-plenty, there will be art and jewelry areas, service and nonprofit areas, and entertainment. The festival is supported by the Nitro/CreatividadVisual, Baja Good Life Club, Newport Beach Hotel, Bajamar golf course, Ocean's Salt, Hogaza Hogaza, Serena/Cruz Roja, Santa Barbara at Bajamar, Bajamar Premier Properties and others. For more information, visit www.bajabookfestival.com or call in Mexico (661) 614-0819, in US (619) 630-1170, or (619) 318-5347.