SAT OCT 12 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Bucks Book Fest is partnering with three restaurant/bars in Doylestown to bring authors, who write in a wide range of genres, to entertain you while you eat/drink. We’re calling this new event, Books ‘N Brew. Other cities have dubbed similar happenings as “Lit Crawls,” “Seriously Entertaining,” or “After Dark.” Whatever it’s called we are seriously hoping you’ll crawl out at (almost) dark to support our authors and their books while getting some food and a brew. 

Pick a venue and stay – every author will make an appearance!

22 South Main, Doylestown
37 North Main, Doylestown
72 West State, Doylestown

- SAT OCT 12 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM -




  • Alisa Wismer, Let’s Talk About Modern Art


Alisa is a designer and illustrator from (sometimes) sunny Philadelphia. When she’s not at the computer, you'll most likely find her trying to take a successful selfie with her cat, biking around town, or scouting a killer new brunch spot.


  • Carter Michael Bowman, Calm; Decay, Volume One: Who Killed Cock Robin


Carter Bowman’s stories toe the line between the suspense of Stephen King and the sensibilities of Neil Gaiman. Carter cut his teeth as a sommelier in the craft wine and spirits industry before pursuing full-time writing.

  • Merry Jones, What You Don't Know; Child's Play; Birthmothers; I Love Him, But...

Merry Jones is the award-winning author of twenty books of fiction, non-fiction and humor. Her work has been translated into seven languages and appeared in magazines including GLAMOUR and AMERICAN WOMAN. Jones taught college level writing for over a dozen years (Temple University, Rosemont College, Delaware County Community College), and has led dozens of workshops for community colleges, conferences and writing organizations. Before writing books, Jones ran her own video production company, writing, directing and producing programs for corporate and industrial clients. She holds a Masters in Communications from the Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelors in English and Social Psychology from Cornell. She is a member of The Authors Guild, International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Women’s National Book Association, and the Philadelphia Liars Club, for whom she cohosts a monthly writers’ coffeehouse and a weekly podcast (The Oddcast). The mother of two and grandmother of one (so far), she lives with her recently retired husband in Philadelphia, where they are both avid scullers on the Schuylkill River. 


  • John Holl, Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint


For more than a decade John, an award-winning journalist, has covered the beer industry traveling the globe in search of the best beers, brewers, and flavors. He writes about drinking beer, making beer, and cooking with (you guessed it) beer.


  • Damian McNicholl, The Moment Of Truth 


Damian is an author and literary agent who grew up in Northern Ireland and moved to the US in the early nineties. He’s a former attorney and the author of the several critically acclaimed novels.


  • Jon McGoran, Spliced and Splintered


Jon McGoran has written six thrillers for adults, including the D. H. Dublin series. Spliced, the first book in his YA Spliced series, was named to ALA's 2018 LITA Excellence in Children's and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable List and to the American Bookseller's Association's 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers.


  • Jean Kyoung Frazier

  • Evan Gorzeman

  • Sarah-Jane Collins

  • Brady Dean Jackson


This groups falls under the “you heard them here first” category. Each of these impressive writers earned an MFA in May (2019) from Columbia University's prestigious graduate writing program; most of them are currently living, working, and writing in New York City. Just after graduation, Jean Kyoung Frazier signed with Doubleday for the rights to publish her debut novel, Pizza Girl, which is scheduled to be on bookshelves in June 2020. While earning her bachelor's at USC, Jean really did deliver pizzas.

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