The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free Festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.

150+ World-Class Presenters

View all Presenters

All Daytime Events Are Free!

To help us stay free and open to the public, you can make a donation and become a member. Click here to donate.

2013 Event Archives

2013’s Boston Book Festival took place on October 17-19. Featuring more than 200 presenters and dozens of sessions for kids and adults, the BBF also boasted a bustling street fair, workshops for aspiring authors, an outdoor music stage, and more!

Watch: 2013 BBF Slideshow Listen: 2013 Festival Archives

Sponsors 2013

Presenting Partner


Blockbuster Sponsors 2013

Other Press
Chitika logo
Houghton Mifflin
Biogen Idec
John W. Henry Family Foundation

Bestseller Sponsors 2013

Plymouth Rock

Starred Review Sponsor 2013

Dunkin' Donuts

Debut Sponsors 2013

Target logo
Hachette Book Group
Folio Society
Mass Humanities
Mass Cultural Council
Boston Common Hotel
Copley Square Hotel
Revere Hotel

2014 BBF Special Events

Author Meet and Greets

We’ll be hosting another popular author in our offices on Friday, May 16. Who is it? We’ll let you know soon!

Labor Day: True Birth Stories

Laugh, cry, and get inspired to tell or write your own children’s birth stories in the company of great women writers. Coming up on May 6—tickets available soon!

Literary Trivia: Third Time Lucky

Our popular pub quiz returns for its third annual outing this summer—dust off your Norton Anthology now! Details TBA.