THOMASTON — Maine Authors Publishing hosts its second annual book festival Saturday, Aug. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 12 High St. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to support the Maine Humanities Council’s Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book. The festival is open to the public, and admission is free.

Forty-nine authors will be in attendance to sign and sell their books. The event will also include a children’s area hosted by the Coastal Children’s Museum, presentations, raffles, live music by Owen Marshall & Alden Robinson, and sandwiches for sale from the Jersey Plate food truck.

The festival is exclusive to Maine Authors Publishing authors this year, but the event hopes to expand in the future.

“We are thrilled to be able to host the book festival again after we had to cancel last year,” said Jane Karker, president of Maine Authors Publishing. “Part of our mission is to support the Maine literary community, and we look forward to collaborating with other publishers and independent authors as we expand the festival.”

There will be two slideshow presentations, one by author Don Reimer, and one by authors Jean Flahive and Donald Soctomah.  From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., author, birder and photographer Reimer will present “Seen Anything Good? A Continuing Story.” Reimer will share photos and discuss his new book “Seen Anything Good?,” which spans six decades of personal memories and observations across Maine. The book features a broad array of bird-related topics, from basic identification skills to bird ecology, behavior, migration, and conservation issues.

From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Flahive and Soctomah will present “The Life and Works of David Moses Bridges: I’ve known the canoe since it was still on the tree.” Bridges, who sought to revive and reinvent traditional Passamaquoddy arts, was the tribe’s most celebrated birch bark canoe maker. As a means to help preserve Bridges’ legacy, Flahive and Soctomah coauthored “The Canoe Maker” and will share their magical tale of Bridges and his young son practicing the ancient art and spirituality of building a traditional canoe.

Parking will be available at the General Henry Knox Museum, please follow directional signs. For more information and a list of authors who will be in attendance, visit