Sunday, September 22
10am - 6pm
Festival Day & Literary Marketplace

Brooklyn Borough Hall and Vicinity

Saturday, September 21
10am - 4pm
Children’s Day

MetroTech Commons, Brooklyn

September 16 - 23Bookend 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.   See the full list on our Authors page!

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The BKBF Interview: Joyce Carol Oates

Who always lives “happily ever after” in Joyce Carol Oates’ children’s books? Find meowt *wink*.

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The BKBF Interview: Mira Jacob

The question isn’t “where does Mira Jacob locate her ‘to be read’ stack,” it’s more “where in Mira’s apartment isn’t there a mini-stack or two?!”

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The BKBF Interview: Marlon James

When riding the G train, don’t be surprised to see Marlon James lost in a book!

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Brooklyn Book Festival Debuts Official 2019 Festival Art Poster by award-winning illustrator Raúl Colón

The Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF), New York City’s largest free literary festival, has unveiled this year’s poster created by award-winning artist Raúl Colón.

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The BKBF Interview: Jericho Brown

How does author Jericho Brown organize his “to be read” stack of books?

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