Preet Bharara will deliver keynote at 2019 Morristown Festival of Books


From the Morristown Festival of Books:



Preet Bharara, former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York and New York Times best-selling author of Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law, headlines the 2019 Morristown Festival of Books.

Mark your calendars now for an evening you won’t want to miss! Bharara will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.

Preet Bharara served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017.Bharara oversaw the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases and supervised an office of more than 200 assistant U.S. attorneys, who handled cases involving terrorism, narcotics and arms trafficking, financial and healthcare fraud, cybercrime, public corruption, gang violence, organized crime, and civil rights.

In 2017, Bharara joined the NYU School of Law faculty as a distinguished scholar in residence.

He is the executive vice presidentof Some Spider Studios and the host of CAFE’s Stay Tuned With Preet, a podcast focused on issues of justice and fairness. Bharara graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and from Columbia Law School, where he was a member of the law review.

In a starred review, Publisher’s Weekly says of Bharara’s book: “In a fascinating combination of memoir and ethical-legal manifesto, Bharara reminds readers that, while the law is an incredible tool, it is people who create or corrupt justice. With its approachable human moments, tragic and triumphant cases, heroic investigators, and depictions of hardworking everyday people, this book is a rare thing: A page-turning work of practical moral philosophy.”

Doing Justice is an important overview of the way our justice system works and why the rule of law is essential to our society. Using case histories, personal experiences and his own inviting writing and teaching style, Preet Bharara shows the thought process we need to best achieve truth and justice in our daily lives and within our society.

Bharara will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, at the Mayo Performing Arts
Center, South Street, Morristown. Call the MPAC box office now at 973-539-8008 to order your tickets or purchase online here:

Tickets are $55 for adults, $25 for students. All adult tickets include a signed, hardcover copy of Doing Justice.

The two-day Festival is presented by Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management with
Bharara’s Keynote appearance generously co-sponsored by Investors Bank and Delta Dental, along with special event sponsor RegentAtlantic.

The all-day, free Main Festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 12. More than 50 award-
winning and best-selling authors will speak and answer questions at five locales, all within
walking distance of each other along South Street in historic Morristown, including St. Peter’s Church Sanctuary and Parish House, The Presbyterian Church Parish House, The Church of the Redeemer, and the Morristown/Morris Township Library.

Book sales and signings will occur at a tent on the grounds of the historic Vail Mansion.

Morristown Festival of Books is a fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey, a non-
profit corporation, and proudly supports literacy and education in our community through a
partnership with the Morris Educational Foundation.

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  1. The Old Book Shop on John Street has 35,000 titles of used and rare books. It is currently the only Morristown area book shop, but we would love to see a shop with new books in town.

  2. Would love to have a book store in Morristown– and a West Elm/CB2 etc —–and a baby/toddler boutique—-and a deli—and so many other options. Help from Rotary, other business associations would be appreciated

  3. I agree with Matt. There are many suitable locations throughout the Town. We are the home to a wonderful Festival of Books and yet they have no local vendor to supply the featured books. What an opportunity for a local book shop to attract new customers. With a number of great coffee shops in town, a bookshop nearby could also be a great location.

  4. I wish there was a small bookstore in town. The old Rite Aid on the green would be perfect for one