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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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 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
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Starred Review Sponsors 2014

Dunkin' Donuts
Folio Society

Debut Sponsors 2014

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

2014 BBF Special Events

Keynote Tickets On Sale

Seats to our ticketed keynote presentations are on sale now. BBF members have access to ticket discounts. Not a member yet? Join today!

BBF Buzzweek

Help us build the buzz for BBF 2014—and get some free publicity yourself—by hosting literary events from October 17-22. See the current lineup here, and e-mail to add your event to the list!

BBF 2014

Mark your calendars for two evenings and one full Saturday of bookish fun at BBF 2014, October 23-25! Our schedule is online now!