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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Publishers, booksellers, authors!

Registration for the Brooklyn Book Festival begins on Monday, January 21. As New York City’s largest free literary Festival, we welcome more than 40,000 book lovers from all five boroughs, and beyond. BKBF Children’s Day is Saturday, September 21 in MetroTech Commons and the flagship Festival Day is Sunday, September 22 in Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza, Columbus Park and the Korean War Veteran’s Park. Join us for this annual celebration of books and authors!

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Information about prices, restrictions and table options are listed below.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Only the Brooklyn Book Festival, Inc. registers and accepts fees from vendors and registrants. We do not engage agents or third-party representatives to sell space or participation at the Festival. No third party is authorized to represent itself as an agent of the Festival or sell space or participation at the Festival. The Brooklyn Book Festival, Inc. is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue and cannot honor promises or agreements made by unrelated parties seeking to profit from the Festival.

About the Marketplace: Each year, the Festival welcomes more than 200 publishers, presses, booksellers and literary organizations to its popular Festival Day Literary Marketplace (Sunday, September 22) in Downtown Brooklyn, and its BKBF Children’s Day (Saturday, September 21) in MetroTech Commons for children ages 2 – 11. The festival attracts passionate book readers from all five boroughs, nationally and even internationally, and is a true celebration of books and authors.

Please contact Jerry Allred at [email protected] if you need additional information, or have any questions.

Brooklyn Book Festival Exhibitor Registration Information

Festival Day – September 22, 2019, Brooklyn Borough Hall & Vicinity

Children’s Day – September 21, 2019, MetroTech Commons

Exhibitor Package – Table with Canopy

  • one 10 x 10 space with canopy
  • one 8 foot table with 2 chairs
  • one I.D. sign
  • one exhibitor listing in event publication and one listing on event website

Exhibitor Package – Table without Canopy (not available for Children’s Day)

  • one 8 foot table with 2 chairs
  • one I.D. sign
  • one exhibitor listing in event publication and one listing on event website

Please be aware that spaces for the Brooklyn Book Festival sold out last year by April 15.

Early Registration Discount: Subtract $100 per booth or table from prices listed below: January 21 to February 15.

Standard Registration Fee (February 16 – June 14)

  • Major publisher, university/college and bookstore chain (table with canopy) $1000
  • Independent press, literary magazines, authors, non-profit literary organizations and independent bookstores (table with canopy) $550
  • Shared table with canopy $600. No more than three exhibitors may share a table. Includes additional I.D. signs and exhibitor listings.
  • Table without Canopy $425 (not available for Children’s Day)
  • Shared table without canopy $475 (not available for Children’s Day). No more than three exhibitors may share a table. Includes additional I.D. signs and exhibitor listing.
  • One extra table for your booth may be rented for $30

No more than three exhibitors may share a table. The festival will accept only one application per table. The submitting applicant must designate the company or companies with whom they are sharing the table and assume responsibility for the full payment. The submitting Exhibitor who paid the Festival registration fee may not collectively charge partnering publishers or authors more than the amount paid by the Exhibitor for the table.

Please note:

  • Exhibitors may not bring and use their own canopy.
  • Exhibitors may not resell their space, part of their space, or charge authors to be represented at the Festival.
  • No exhibitor may not hold itself out in any way as an agent or representative of the Brooklyn Book Festival, or in any way involved in the official programming of the Festival.

In order to exhibit at the Brooklyn Book Festival, you must either sell books or book related/literary materials, or represent a literacy program. You must be a bookseller, publisher, literary magazine, author or literacy organization.

Registration Schedule

  • Early Registration Discounted Fee: Subtract $100 per booth or table: January 21 to February 15, 2019).
  • Standard Registration Fee: February 16 – June 14, 2019
  • Late Registration Fee(as available): Add $100 per booth or table (June 15 – August 2, 2019). No registrations accepted after August 5, 2019.
  • Cancellation Fee: 50% through August 2, 2019.
  • No refunds for cancellations after August 2, 2019.
  • All cancellations must be submitted in writing.
  • Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis, but does not guarantee your location.
  • Full payment is due with your completed registration form. Registrations are not considered complete unless payment has been received.
  • Placement of exhibitors is determined by festival organizers and will be sent to you  by August 4, 2019.
  • The Brooklyn Book Festival will take place rain or shine. Refunds will not be issued due to inclement weather.

What was YOUR Top Festival Moment?

What moments from this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival still get your smiling, ear to ear, when you think back to that fantastic weekend? Here are a few of our memorable moments.