Experience the 2020 Festival
We are looking forward to the 2021 Brooklyn Book Festival from September 26 – October 4. In the meantime, please enjoy our captioned programs from the 2020 Festival on our events page
We were thrilled to welcome authors and attendees from across the country and world for the 2020 Virtual Brooklyn Book Festival. Literary stars and emerging authors participated in discussions and readings including Lee Child, Salman Rushdie, Mia Couto, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Joyce Carol Oates, Adrian Tomine, Emily St. John Mandel, Claudia Rankine, Marie Lu, Colson Whitehead, and many more. Bookend events took place over 8 days and our lively Children’s Day included author readings and performances, workshops, and activities — all virtual Max Brallier, Tami Charles, Ben Clanton, Chris Grabenstein, Carlos Hernandez, Oliver Jeffers, Varian Johnson, Meg Medina, and R.L. Stine. Y.A. Out Loud featured many of the best authors writing young adult literature today.