Sunday, September 17Festival Day & Literary Marketplace
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Vicinity
Saturday, September 16Children’s Day
MetroTech Commons, Brooklyn
September 11 - 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, it 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 and 200 booksellers in a vibrant Literary Marketplace. This hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages. Our 2017 festival welcomes authors including Karl Ove Knausgård, Joyce Carol Oates, Colson Whitehead, Jacqueline Woodson, Jonathan Lethem, Claire Messud, Chris Hayes, Carolyn Forché, Sarah Dessen, Alexandra Bracken, Thi Bui, Lynn Nottage, Hisham Matar, Maira Kalman and hundreds more. Authors are being added all summer long. Check back August to see the full 2017 schedule of programs and plan your Festival Week activities.Support Us
Updates & News
2017 Brooklyn Book Festival Features Stellar Line-Up, Colson Whitehead wins Best of Brooklyn Award
Brooklyn Book Fest 2017 will feature Jessica Abel, Stig Abell, Jami Attenberg, Gabrielle Bell, Laurie Berkner, Alexandra Bracken, Thi Bui, Deborah Campbell, Dame Darcy, Sarah Dessen, Angela Dominguez, Sharon Draper, Jonathan Safran Foer, Carolyn Forché, Santiago Gamboa, Nelson George, Alex Gilvarry, Chris Hayes, Siri Hustvedt, Maira Kalman, Karl Ove Knausgård, Victor LaValle, Jonathan Lethem, Robin Coste Lewis, E. Lockhart, and hundreds more.
Colson Whitehead will be the recipient of the annual Best of Brooklyn (BoBi) Award.
Adrian Tomine and Rodrigo Corral have teamed up to design this year’s Festival art poster. Click here for the current full list of confirmed authors
Brooklyn Book Fair a Big Hit at P.S. 24
The community book fair we organized at P.S. 24 with the support of Council Member Carlos Menchaca was a huge success!
School Reading Event in Partnership with NYC Council Member Carlos Menchaca is “Picture of the Day!”
What a treat to be featured as Publishers Weekly‘s Picture of the Day!
St. Francis College Literary Prize Draws Record Number of Entries
The St. Francis College Literary Prize has attracted a record number of entrants this year. Stay tuned: the winner, who will receive a $50,000 reward, will be announced at this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival.
Top Authors Visit Brooklyn School with Council Member Carlos Menchaca – Sunset Park P.S. 24 Family Book Fair
With support from NYC Council Member Carlos Menchaca, the Brooklyn Book Festival led an entire day of literary activities for the students at Brooklyn’s P.S. 24 on Friday, June 23.