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 2014

Presenting Partner


Blockbuster Sponsors 2014

Other Press
National Endowment for the Arts logo
South Asian Arts Council
Boston Globe

Bestseller Sponsors 2014

Plymouth Rock

Starred Review Sponsors 2014

Dunkin' Donuts

Debut Sponsors 2014

Lesley University
Hachette Book Group
French Cultural Center
Mass Cultural Council
French Embassy

BBF Special Events

Hubbub: Creative Commotion

Mark your calendars for June 20, 2015, when surprises will be popping up around every corner of Copley Square at Hubbub, our first-ever festival just for kids and families. Learn more and sign up for our mailing list!

BBF 2015

It’s not too early to start thinking about next year—the seventh annual Boston Book Festival will take place October 24, 2015.


What else does 2015 have in store for the BBF? Time will tell …