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
Brooklyn Book Festival Announces Stellar Fall Line-Up; Colson Whitehead to be Awarded Best of Brooklyn Award
The Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council announced the initial line-up of 150 authors from around the world. BKBF also announced that Colson Whitehead will be the recipient of the annual Best of Brooklyn (BoBi) Award and Adrian Tomine and Rodrigo Corral have teamed up to design this year’s Festival art poster.
Brooklyn Book Festival was ranked #7 among best festivals in the world
Brooklyn Book Festival was ranked #7 among best festivals in the world! Plus, the new National Geographic Book Novel Destinations highlights the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Do you like surprises?
Support the festival with a contribution of $100 or more and as a thank you we will send you a Brooklyn Book Festival tote bag and the festival organizers’ choice of book from one of the many outstanding authors we presented this year.
Highlights of the 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival
Did you miss the festival this year? Or want to relive the moment? Give a listen to three of the festival’s most popular programs.