The Festival Needs Your Support

Sunday, October 1, 2023
10am - 6pm

Festival Day & Literary Marketplace

Brooklyn Borough Hall and surrounding venues

Saturday, September 30, 2023
10am - 4pm

Children’s Day

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Sunday, September 24 2023
12pm - 5pm

Virtual Festival Day

September 24, 2023
 — October 2, 2023

Bookends

Citywide

We are planning the 2023 Festival! Once again we will bring authors to our international festival from across the globe and as nearby as Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Book Festival is committed to presenting a major literary festival, free-to-the-public, that reflects the city’s dynamic, cross-cultural book readers and literary community. When the Festival began in 2006, we established our credo “hip, smart, diverse.” Those words are part of our mission statement and guide us each year in creating a festival that is forward thinking and inclusive.

Citywide Bookend events will take place in all five boroughs as well as some virtually. These literary themed events are presented in bookstores, clubs, libraries, cultural organizations and performance spaces to collectively create a literary celebration in all five boroughs. This year will again present a Virtual Festival Day to include authors and audiences that cannot attend in person. Children’s Day will celebrate childhood reading as an act of love and a learning adventure – parents and guardians reading to children and children meeting their favorite authors. Families will again enjoy a full day of readings, workshops, performances, book signings, and art projects with favorite authors and illustrators.

We were thrilled last year to include authors including Jennifer Egan, Ayana Gray, Angeline Boulley, Paisley Currah, Ryan La Sala, E. Lockhart, Casey McQuiston, Meghan O’Rourke, Jess Ruliffson, Esmeralda Santiago, Namwali Serpell, Vladimir Sorokin, Ryann Stevenson, Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, Linda Villarosa, Jacqueline Woodson, and many more!

In the meantime, enjoy our gallery of photos celebrating authors, books and publishers.