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. In 2018, BKBF-participating authors included 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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What was YOUR Top Festival Moment?

These photos are just the tip of the iceberg!

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Revisiting Joan Didion with Belletrist at BAM

Missed this popular program? We’ve got you …

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The BKBF Interview: Akwaeke Emezi

Akwaeke Emezi’s “to be read” stack is constantly on the move! From her coffee table to alongside her plants, see what titles top the pile.

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The BKBF Interview: Malinda Lo

What moment does the author consider “one of the most transformative moments” of her life? Read on!

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