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2010 National Book Festival on the Mall

We were back this year helping staff the Garden State's booth at the National Book Festival with the New Jersey Center for the Book."

Thousands of visitors stopped by to pick up the mementos and get their maps of the United States "stamped" with a New Jersey theme stamp.

Special thanks to our 2010, 2009 and 2008 Cherry Blossom Princesses, Amanda Ussak, Naimeh Terry, and Anita Singh, for taking turns greeting "little princesses" and others who were thrilled to meet them. We deeply appreciated the volunteer help from Electra Anest and Andy Zamoyski. Many people came down from New Jersey just for the fair and they are pictured here. Authors in attendance included Suzanne Collins, Jules Feiffer, Linda Sue Park, Katherine Paterson, Jane Smiley, Scott Turow, Brad Meltzer Gordon S. Wood and others. Former First Lady Laura Bush also spoke.