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EPA SCBWI Meet & Greet at the Princeton Children’s Book Festival

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Date(s) - 10/08/2022
11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Hinds Plaza
65 Witherspoon Street - Princeton, NJ



Save the Date!

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Eastern PA SCBWI 

Meet & Greet at the Alchemist & Barrister


Following the Princeton Children’s Book Festival

at the Hinds Memorial Plaza

Princeton, NJ  


The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is a free outdoor event. Join us at the festival and meet your favorite author or illustrator, listen to them discuss their work, purchase a book for the author/illustrator to sign, or talk to them about their inspiration. For a list of the festival’s author/illustrator attendees, please follow this link.  


Festival Hours: 11 AM to 4 PM

Festival Location: Hinds Memorial Plaza; 65 Witherspoon Street; Princeton, NJ 08542


Meet & Greet Hours: 4 PM to 5:30 PM

Meet & Greet Location: Outdoor area of The Alchemist & Barrister, 28 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ 08542

Meet & Greet Details: Please register for the Meet & Greet. Registration is free and does not guarantee seating at the restaurant. Attendees are responsible for all food and drink purchases. Plan to meet the group in the restaurant’s outdoor area. When entering the restaurant to purchase food/drinks or to use the facilities, attendees must be masked.


About the Festival 

The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is a town tradition held outside at the Princeton Public Library and the Albert E. Hinds Memorial Plaza. This autumn event promises something for everyone. You may meet your favorite author or illustrator, listen to them discuss their work, have a book autographed, or just have the opportunity to talk to them about their inspiration.

The mission of the Princeton Children’s Book Festival (and Book Jam too) is to encourage reading and ignite a life-long love of books. We strive to bring a diverse and inclusive range of voices to the festival and to strengthen the connection for children between the stories on the page and the people who create them.

jaZams, our local independent bookseller, will handle book sales for the event. A portion of sales will be donated to the Princeton Public Library.



We will be following current guidelines regarding Covid-19. These include local regulations, regulations of the book festival and restaurant, and SCBWI’s “U.S Policy for Minimizing Covid Risk during SCBWI Region Events” (posted below in accordance with SCBWI policy). Guidelines and policies are subject to change. Any changes to the following guidelines will be communicated to all participants as they arise.

All attendees are required to remain masked and as socially-distanced as possible when indoors at the restaurant.

Anyone who is sick or has symptoms should not attend.

SCBWI is not responsible for health outcomes.


U.S. Policy for Minimizing Covid Risk during SCBWI Region Events

To minimize the risk of Covid-19 at all SCBWI in-person events with more than 25** attendees, event organizers are required to implement the following attendance policy:

Require attendees to submit proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative PCR test taken no earlier than three days prior to the event, as a condition of attendance. 

At any SCBWI in-person event, regardless of the number of attendees, organizers must offer each attendee a free disposable mask, provide hand sanitizing stations throughout the event area, and post this policy in its entirety in areas visible to attendees.

Comments regarding this policy should be directed to SCBWI headquarters by emailing Include your name and contact information in order to receive a response. 


**As we are limiting registration to 15 attendees, we will not require proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test for this event.

By registering for this event, you agree to accept and adhere to these Covid policies.


If you have questions about the Princeton Children’s Book Festival, please visit the Festival’s website: 


If you have questions about The Alchemist & Barrister, please visit the restaurant’s website:


If you have questions about the Meet & Greet, please contact Virginia Law Manning at