Gaithersburg Book Festival Impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic

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Gaithersburg Book Festival Impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic


The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of the annual Gaithersburg Book Festival which was scheduled for May 16, 2020. Click on the above link to reach the website and follow the event on Facebook for further notices.


Friends & supporters, circumstances have reached the point where we have to change gears on our beloved Gaithersburg Book Festival.

We will not be coming together - at least face to face - on May 16th for GBF.

HOWEVER, having spent the last year putting together a *fantastic* lineup of authors, books, workshops, and other special programming, we are going to be looking at creative ways to deliver some of that programming to you and connect you with some of those authors, virtually, where we can.

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Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.


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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Roy Kelley this is surely not the time for any gatherings.... but once this passes, the quality of those gatherings will be phenomenal....

Mar 31, 2020 03:54 AM #1
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Yes Roy, it seems everything has been halted during this challenging time. We will all get through it!

Mar 31, 2020 04:11 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. As the shelter in place program continues through April, just ordered 6 more books online. Delivery in 5 to 7 days. Enjoy your day!

Mar 31, 2020 04:41 AM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - news of cancellations, postponements and all kinds of other changes are not only expected but signs of sound decision-making.  

Mar 31, 2020 04:50 AM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

That is so sad, Roy... but we are seeing cancellations of all sorts of wonderful events every where. Some are being postponed, but many are outright cancelled.

Mar 31, 2020 04:54 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It makes me sad to hear about all of the events that have been canceled, but it is definitely necessary for this time we are going through.

Mar 31, 2020 06:30 AM #6
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, I know our conventions and fairs have all been canceled, and hopefully this book festival will be rescheduled.

Mar 31, 2020 07:18 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good morning, Gaithersburg! Governor Larry Hogan's Stay at Home order is now in effect. Please stay home so we can collectively slow the spread of COVID-19. If you must go out for essential reasons as outlined in the Stay at Home order, continue to practice proper hygiene & keep at least 6 feet away from others.

➡️Read the Governor’s Order & the latest updates here:

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Home.

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Mar 31, 2020 07:26 AM #10
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

At least they are working to connect everyone virtually so potential visitors can still enjoy meeting virtually with those who would have been attending.

Mar 31, 2020 08:03 AM #11
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

We are experiencing many coronavirus cancellation of events here as well, Roy.  

Mar 31, 2020 09:13 AM #13
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Roy Kelley - Although the event is cancelled, let's continue to keep reading and sharing good books to others too. 

Mar 31, 2020 10:30 AM #15
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

This is happening a lot in our market area. What a beautiful photo!

Mar 31, 2020 12:49 PM #17
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Apr 01, 2020 06:09 AM #18
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