Sunday Sep 22

Festival Day & Literary Market

Borough Hall, Brooklyn

Saturday Sep 21

Children’s Day

MetroTech Commons, Brooklyn

September 16 - 23

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BoBi Award Winners

The Best of Brooklyn (BoBi) award is presented each year to an author whose work best exemplifies or speaks to the spirit of Brooklyn. These celebrated authors write to educate and inspire their readers, incorporating themes that capture what makes Brooklyn unique.

Winner of the 2019 Bobi Award

Mo Willems

Mo Willems is the first picture book author to receive the annual BoBi award. He is the award-winning, number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of the beloved Pigeon, Knuffle Bunny, and Elephant & Piggie series.

“Brooklyn is where I found the Pigeons and Knuffle Bunnies that were to become my muses, as well as the community of writers, thinkers and doers that would excite and challenge me to do my best work.” - Mo Willems