While I'm not sure that Sesame Tree's resident bookworms Samson and Goliath will be attending, Belfast's Book Festival does start its extensive programme of events next week, and there's plenty to look forward to.
Browsing through the programme a few events jump out. (Unless otherwise noted, the events take place in Belfast's Linen Hall library.)
John Banville fans will already have booked their tickets to hear him in conversation with William Crawley on Tuesday 24 February - the event is now sold out.
Copyright is on the menu afterwards at 2.30pm, with Roger Dixon and Clifford Harkness sharing their knowledge and offering authors guidance on how copyright applies to books, sound and moving image recordings.
Poetry really isn't my thing. But if you're looking for a free event, pop along to Central Library at noon on Thursday 26 to hear the Shalom Poetry Group reading Lifelines: Letters from Famous People About Their Favourite Poem. According to the festival programme, it's "fascinating and accessible even to those who think poetry is 'not really their thing'".
And if you didn't get your fill of poetry at noon, there's a recital of Ulster-Scots Poetry in the Shankill Library at 7pm.
For me Friday 27 has some of the most fascinating opportunities, with a (sold out) coach leaving Linen Hall Library at 9.45am to visit W & G Baird's printers to see how a manuscript gets turned into a printed and bound book.