Virtual Programs to View

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


Thank you to everyone who came to the 2023 Brooklyn Book Festival! More than 30,000 people attended Festival Day on October 1st and were met with a beautiful sunny day. They gathered together with other readers, vendors, publishers, booksellers, and their favorite writers in celebration of books and authors. Two hundred local, international, debut and iconic authors engaged in panel discussions and book-signings on our outdoor stages and our partner venues in Downtown Brooklyn.

In between author programs, Festival-goers enjoyed strolling Cadman Plaza, along which over 200 local and national presses and bookstores set up book stalls in our Literary Marketplace, and adding new titles to their TBR piles. Lugging away tote bags filled with books is an honored Festival tradition.

Children’s Day

Our Virtual Festival Day programs are online with more to come. They are free to enjoy.

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.