One of the coolest bookfests I've ever heard of is happening four hours to the south of metropolitan Three Rivers, and yours truly will be stuck right here, working on Book III. If you're anywhere near Brooklyn and live even somewhat for books, check it out. They don't come any more star-studded than this - 150 authors, talking, reading, signing copies, getting lost among the brownstones.
And here's the kicker: it's free.
Thanks to Suvudu for putting this on my radar.