Sunday, October 4
10am - 6pm
Festival Day & Literary Marketplace

Brooklyn Borough Hall and Vicinity

Saturday, October 3
10am - 4pm
Children’s Day

MetroTech Commons, Brooklyn

September 28 - October 5Bookend Events


Join us for the 2020 Brooklyn Book Festival as we celebrate our 15th anniversary of presenting free literary programming! We are looking forward to the fall and do hope that October will be a time when cultural gatherings and celebrations can once again take place.  As our planning progresses, we will share all news on the website. Please check back periodically or subscribe to our newsletter.

The Brooklyn Book Festival is New York City’s largest free literary event celebrating books, authors and ideas. In 2019, an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors participated including Ted Chiang, Catana Chetwynd, Susan Choi, Edwidge Danticat, Sarah Dessen, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jenny Han, Aleksandar Hemon, Mira Jacob, Marlon James, N.K. Jemisin, Lucy Knisley, Jessica Lange, DeRay Mckesson, Bill McKibben, Mary Norris, Joyce Carol Oates, Ben Passmore, Matt Taibbi, Mo Willems, Meg Wolitzer, Nell Zink, and hundreds more. Plus nearly 250 publishers, lit mags,  and literary organizations filled the Literary Marketplace.

Each year the Festival also include a week of Bookend events presented in all five boroughs of NYC. This year we celebrate our 10th anniversary of Bookends! At our lively Children’s Day, more than 50 authors participate with a full day of author readings and performances, workshops, activities, and book signings. Some of our authors in 2019 were Nick Bruel, Jerry Craft, Vashti Harrison, Emily Jenkins, Mo Willems, and many others.

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Updates & News

The BKBF Interview: Nell Zink

When it comes to “favorite reading location,” are you #TeamTable or #TeamTrain?

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The BKBF Interview: Bill McKibben

Tottering like a tower of Jenga blocks, that’s how you’ll find Bill McKibben’s To-Be-Read stack!

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The BKBF Interview: Sarah Dessen

When you’re still turning a book over in your head, years later, that’s a book you want to share with others <3

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The BKBF Interview: Angie Manfredi

Finish this sentence: “All books should make you feel _____.” Does your response echo Angie Manfredi’s?

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