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.

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2014 Event Archives

2014’s Boston Book Festival took place on October 23-25. 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!

Listen: 2014 Festival Archives

Sponsors 2015

Presenting Partner

WBUR new large logo

Blockbuster Sponsors 2015

Other Press
Boston Globe

Bestseller Sponsors 2015

Plymouth Rock

Starred Review Sponsors 2015

Dunkin' Donuts

Debut Sponsors 2015

Boston Cultural Council
Mass Cultural Council
Boston Common Hotel
Harvard Extension School
Mass Center for the Book

BBF Special Events

Keynote Events

Tickets for BBF keynote sessions with Margaret Atwood (on October 23) and Amanda Palmer (on October 24) are on sale now!

Literary Trivia: Fourth Edition

Get that Norton Anthology out of storage, because the fourth edition of our literary trivia extravaganza is back and bigger than ever this August 18. Tickets available now!

BBF 2015

Mark your calendars for October 23-24, 2015, for the seventh annual Boston Book Festival!