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Readers, authors converge for Baltimore Book Festival
Readers, authors converge for Baltimore Book Festival

Robbi Behr, 37, and Matthew Swanson, 38, specialize in what they call "odd, commercially nonviable picture books for adults." The married couple quit their office jobs seven years ago to operate Idiots'books, a small, indie publishing house based out of their barn on the Eastern Shore. There, they write and illustrate their series of satirical, subscription-based novels, which they proudly displayed Friday at the Baltimore Book Festival in Mount Vernon. "Festivals like these are the best way to meet new readers," Swanson said. They are among the 200-plus authors, publishing houses, booksellers, workshop leaders and creative types represented at the 18th...

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