Festival Day and Literary Marketplace --September 17, 2017
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
Children’s Day – Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
MetroTech Commons -- Downtown Brooklyn
Bookend Events -- Sept. 11 - 17, 2017
City wide

The Brooklyn Book Festival is 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 taking place throughout New York City, a lively Children's Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors and 200 booksellers. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors, books and conversations. Past authors included Margaret Atwood, Margo Jefferson, Chester Brown, Salman Rushdie, Esmeralda Santiago, Libba Bray, Pete Hamill, Jacqueline Woodson, Ed Yong and hundreds more.

We are currently planning the 2017 Festival! Check back in August for the 2017 schedule of program and discussions.

2017 Vendor Registration Open!

(Both events are now on a wait list only. Please feel free to submit the form and if space becomes available we’ll contact you.) 

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Highlights of the 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival

Did you miss the festival this year? Or want to relive the moment? Enjoy these podcasts made possible with the support of the Amazon Literary Partnership 

Darkly Comic
Geoff Dyer, Rick Moody and A.M. Homes in a conversation moderated by Professor Ian S. Maloney, St. Francis College.

Crimes of Passion
Karin Slaughter, Amy Gentry and Frankie Y Bailey discuss kidnapping, murder and mayhem with Brooklyn Noir editor Tim McLoughlin.

Fall 2016 NYC Culture Calendars / Arts Previews

The Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF) and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council continue to add acclaimed and best-selling authors to its sparkling line-up of national and international authors slated to take part in the Brooklyn Book Festival, NYC’s and the nation’s hippest event celebrating the written word. The festival welcomes back AT&T as its major sponsor.
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Highlights of the 2015 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:

Triple Crown
Russell Banks, Joyce Carol Oates and Esmeralda Santiago in a conversation moderated by NYT Book Review editor Greg Cowles.

Blood Relatives
Kaylie Jones, Dennis Lehane, and Terry McMillan talk about families and crime in a conversation moderated by John Williams.

Best of Brooklyn
Edwidge Danticat, Jonathan Lethem, and Pete Hamill, three of the festival's BoBI Award winners (Best of Brooklyn award) in a conversation moderated by Johnny Temple.