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 including Alexander Chee, Ted Chiang, Susan Choi, Edwidge Danticat, Sarah Dessen, Akwaeke Emezi, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jenny Han, Aleksandar Hemon, Mira Jacob, Marlon James, N.K. Jemisin, Lucy Knisley, Laila Lalami, Jessica Lange, DeRay Mckesson, Bill McKibben, Mary Norris, Joyce Carol Oates, Ben Passmore, Matt Taibbi, Mo Willems, Meg Wolitzer, Nell Zink, and hundreds more. See the full list on our Authors page!

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.

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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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