York Book Expo – November 2, 2019.

This event grew out of a writing program introduced at Paul Smith Library of Southern York County in 2012. "Year of the Book" assembled a community of local authors who started, finished, and published their works in 2013.  They celebrated with a gala event featuring NY Times best selling author Linda Castillo and books by 25 participating authors.

Former Library Director Demi Stevens left her position at Paul Smith Library to open Year of the Book publishing and help even more aspiring writers to realize their lifelong dream of seeing their completed books in print.

In 2015, the first York Book Expo featured more than 85 local authors and NY Times best-selling author David Rosenfelt, and was attended by 1200 people.

York Book Expo is proud to connect readers with the work of local and regional authors.


Event Organizer.

Juliet P. Brand

Demi Stevens

Year of the Book founder and CEO Demi Stevens turns writing dreams into successfully published books. She has personally assisted in the production of 200 titles by more than 150 authors, ranging from children’s picture books to sizzling romance, award-winning mysteries, and bestselling business books.

Demi is a National Merit Scholar and winner of Central Penn Business Journal’s ‘40 Under 40’ and ‘Women of Influence’ awards. She holds degrees from West Virginia University, Capital University, Northwestern University, and a doctoral degree from The Ohio State University. She has formerly served on the faculties of Ohio State and Delaware Valley University, and as Director of Paul Smith Library.

A self-acknowledged book slut, Demi loves crocheting, roller skating and travel. She is a classically trained flutist and author of two children’s picture books.

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