The inaugural Providence Book Festival happens Saturday, which happens to coincide with Indepdendent Bookstore Day for 15 local retailers. That’s a lot of books for one day. The festival features panels, workshops, and keynotes from poets (Marge Piercy, Denise Duhamel), children’s/YA authors (M.T. Anderson, Padma Venkatraman), novelists (Richard Russo, Thomas Cobb, Peter Golden, Helen Schulman), and journalist/historian Mike Stanton. That’s a lot of names, but that’s only a small selection of the authors that will be in town that day. Tickets are on sale now.