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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Updates & News

The BKBF Interview debuts with Tayari Jones

We are excited to introduce The BKBF Interview, an ongoing series of Q&As with some of this year’s featured authors.

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PHOTOS: N.K. Jemisin announced as 2018 “Best of Brooklyn” (BoBi) awardee, more from Lit Mingle

The Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council announced, on June 13th, the 2018 “Best of Broklyn” (BoBi) awardee, N.K. Jemisin, and revealed the first 150-plus authors slated for #BKBF 2018!

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Brooklyn Book Festival Announces Stellar Fall Line-Up; N.K. Jemisin to be Honored with Best of Brooklyn Award

The Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council announced the initial line-up of authors from around the world. BKBF also announced that N.K. Jemisin will be the recipient of the annual “Best of Brooklyn” (BoBi) award.

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Dates announced for 2018 Festival, Children’s Day and Bookends!

Mark your calendars for September and a weeklong celebration of literature!

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Drag and Gender (audio)

Gender and politics meet in a conversation about drag performance and the cultural climate of our time. Listen!

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