Brooklyn Book Festival Schedule is Live!

Sunday, October 1, 2023
10am - 6pm

Brooklyn Borough Hall and surrounding venues

Saturday, September 30, 2023
10am - 4pm

Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech

Sunday, September 24 2023
12pm - 5pm
September 24, 2023
 — October 2, 2023


Our 2023 schedule is live! 9 days of events from September 24th – October 2nd, starting with our Virtual Festival Day on September 24th. Plus, our citywide Bookend events kick-off that day. The Festival Day and Literary Marketplace, the city’s largest free literary celebration, is October 1st and kids can meet and create projects with the favorite authors on Children’s Day September 30th.

Once again we will have authors 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.

Join us this year in person in Downtown Brooklyn or at our Virtual Festival Day online!

This year’s Brooklyn Book Festival launches on September 24th with our Virtual Festival Day – 12pm – 5pm and citywide Bookend Events. Join us on September 30th at Brooklyn Commons in MetroTech Center for our Children’s Day and on October 1st at Brooklyn Borough Hall, Columbus Park and other nearby venues for our Festival Day & Literary Marketplace.