Downtown Literary Festival

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Downtown Literary Festival
Illustration: Sophie Blackall Downtown Literary Festival
For the second year, McNally Jackson Books and Housing Works Bookstore Cafe team up for a day of nontraditional events that best reflect their collective vision of the downtown scene. This year, that includes a ton of kid-friendly offerings at McNally Jackson: a baby and kids' storytime and singalong (10:30–11am; ages 0 to 4); The Joshua Show, a musical puppet show featuring Joshua Holden and his sock-puppet friend, Mr. Nicholas (11–11:30am); Everyone Together Now! with Amelia Robinson, a concert by the Mil's Trills singer, who'll play songs from band's debut album; and a storytime with Rafael Jefferson and guest author-illustrator Greg Foley (Willoughby & the Lion) (noon; ages 5 to 8). All ages.