Sunday Sep 17Festival Day & Literary Market
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Vicinity
Saturday Sep 16Children’s Day
MetroTech Commons, Brooklyn
September 11 - 17Bookend Events
The Brooklyn Book Festival is 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 taking place throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors and 200 booksellers. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors, books and conversations. Past authors included Margaret Atwood, Margo Jefferson, Chester Brown, Salman Rushdie, Esmeralda Santiago, Libba Bray, Pete Hamill, Jacqueline Woodson, Ed Yong and hundreds more.
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Updates & News
Brooklyn Book Festival Announces Stellar Fall Line-Up; Colson Whitehead to be Awarded Best of Brooklyn Award
The Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council announced the initial line-up of 150 authors from around the world. BKBF also announced that Colson Whitehead will be the recipient of the annual Best of Brooklyn (BoBi) Award and Adrian Tomine and Rodrigo Corral have teamed up to design this year’s Festival art poster.
Brooklyn Book Festival was ranked #7 among best festivals in the world
Brooklyn Book Festival was ranked #7 among best festivals in the world! Plus, the new National Geographic Book Novel Destinations highlights the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Do you like surprises?
Support the festival with a contribution of $100 or more and as a thank you we will send you a Brooklyn Book Festival tote bag and the festival organizers’ choice of book from one of the many outstanding authors we presented this year.
Highlights of the 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival
Did you miss the festival this year? Or want to relive the moment? Give a listen to three of the festival’s most popular programs.