This Saturday, books and their admirers will take over Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa for the 12th annual Sonoma County Book Festival.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is free.

In addition to the author talks, poetry slam and tons and tons of books for sale, there will be a Secret Agent Jack Stalwart Treasure Hunt. Young readers 5-12 look for clues at the Kid Scoop News Booth in the children’s area of the festival and go from there. Check it out.

I profiled Zoe Strickland, a book reviewing phenom from Rohnert Park. Strickland played in integral part in putting together the young authors panels and lineup this weekend. To read that story, click here

For a full lineup of author talks and events, click here: