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! More than 40,000 people attended the 2019 Festival Day, New York City’s largest free literary event. 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.

The Festival included a week of Bookend events in locations in all five boroughs of NYC, and a lively Children’s Day with more than 50 authors and a full day of author readings and performances, workshops, activities, and book signings with Nick Bruel, Jerry Craft, Vashti Harrison, Emily Jenkins, Mo Willems, and many others.

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The BKBF Interview: Nell Zink

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The BKBF Interview: Sarah Dessen

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The BKBF Interview: Angie Manfredi

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