Come Join the OLC at Leon and Lulu April 17, 2017 Come see us at Leon and Lulu! Book on over to Leon & Lulu from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30 for a brand new spring edition of the retailer's award-winning Books & Authors event. This will mark the ninth Books & Authors event at Leon & Lulu. The event - formerly held only once a year in October - is a juried book fair featuring mostly Michigan writers. Guests will now have the chance to mix and mingle with up to 60 authors who will sell and sign books, twice annually. "Books & Authors has just exploded with popularity with changes in the industry, making book publishing more accessible to talented authors," says Mary Liz Curtin, co-owner of Leon & Lulu. "Hosting the event twice a year will allow new authors to meet their adoring fans. This year we're again working with the wonderful folks at the Oakland Literacy Council, who provide the basic literacy and English language instruction necessary for adults in our community to find employment." The Oakland Literacy Council will be on hand to greet shoppers and 10% of the day's proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit agency. With a nod to Independent Book Store Day, the April 30 Books & Authors also will give guests the chance to check out Leon & Lulu's new Three Cats Café, which is next door at The Show. Here writers will read excerpts of their work from 11:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. where patrons can enjoy baked goods and coffee drinks, or lunch until 3 p.m., while listening. Shake the ink-stained hands of local authors and celebrate reading, writing, and really good hot dogs at Leon & Lulu's Books & Authors event April 30. For a full list of expected authors, please visit www.leonandlulu.com/meet-the-authors. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. For more information, visit www.leonandlulu.com. Find Leon & Lulu on Facebook at www.facebook.com/leonandlulu. To learn more about Three Cats Café, go to www.threecatscafe.com. Daily lunch offerings are published here www.facebook.com/threecatscafe.