Sunday, September 16
10am - 6pm
Festival Day & Literary Marketplace

Brooklyn Borough Hall and Vicinity

Saturday, September 15
10am - 4pm
Children’s Day

MetroTech Commons, Brooklyn

September 10 - 17Bookend Events


The Brooklyn Book Festival is one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, the Festival includes a week of Bookend Events throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors plus 250 booksellers filling a vibrant outdoor Literary Marketplace. This hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages. This year BKBF will feature authors including Rumaan Alam, Martin Amis Jennifer Egan, Tayari Jones, Akwaeke Emezi, Laura Lippmann, Terry McMillan, Carmen Maria Machado, Joyce Carol Oates, Greg Pardlo, Hermione Hoby, A.M. Homes, April Ryan, Alexander Chee and Amber Tamblyn. See the full list on our Authors page!

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The BKBF Interview: Carmen Maria Machado

Everyone should have a godmother like Carmen Maria Machado’s, who gives books every time you see them!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Official Poster for Brooklyn Book Festival Debuts, with Illustration by Julia Wertz

Artwork beautifully captures Brooklyn’s voracious readers as they are, armed with a book wherever they go!

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