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BBF 2017: Where We Find Ourselves

The theme for this year’s Boston Book Festival is “Where We Find Ourselves.” The theme speaks in part to our political moment, to how we arrived at this strange and often disconcerting place in history and what we can collectively and individually do next. Sessions like “Politics” with Maureen Dowd and Jared Yates Sexton, “Geopolitics” with Graham […]

Join Us to Give the Curley School Some Shelf Help!

It’s back to school season, and this year, no one will be more excited to return to school than the 950 students at the Curley K-8 School in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood. After several years without a school library, a dedicated team of parents and other volunteers has raised funds to reopen the library this […]

Summer Reading 2017

Whether your summer plans involve packing a suitcase for a far-flung destination or just packing a bag for the nearest beach or pool, you’ll want to be sure to include a good book (or two . . . or three . . .) wherever your summer adventures take you. Team BBF has compiled some of […]

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BBF Unbound 2017: Seeking Submissions

2016’s BBF Unbound series of community-curated sessions offered a veritable feast for readers and writers, featuring discussions on spicy contemporary romance novels, mouthwatering food in fiction, and best practices for creating a nourishing writers’ group. We love hearing your ideas for sessions and working with you to develop successful BBF presentations and workshops. We’re now accepting […]

Request for Proposals: Shelf Help 2017

Boston Book Festival is once again reaching out to the Greater Boston community to help us implement our annual Shelf Help project. We know that many elementary schools lack the resources to fully stock their school or classroom libraries with contemporary, high-quality books. We want to help one teacher or librarian grow their book collection, […]

Shake Off That Bad Mood! We’ve Got Big News for Kids and Families

We are thrilled to announce that beloved (and mysterious) children’s author Lemony Snicket will be the kids’ keynote presenter at the ninth annual Boston Book Festival on October 28 in Copley Square. Author of the wildly popular Series of Unfortunate Events (now a Netflix original series), among many other bestselling books, Snicket will appear at […]

IFFBoston 2017

Boston Book Festival is thrilled to partner with Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) for another year of independent film and storytelling! The 15th Annual IFFBoston is taking place April 26-May 3 at the Somerville Theatre, Brattle Theatre, Coolidge Corner Theatre, and UMass Boston. Over one hundred films will be shown along with nightly parties and weekend panel discussions. Tickets […]

Join the BBF Team!

Like books? Interested in going behind the scenes at New England’s premier literary event? The Boston Book Festival is seeking interns to help us prepare and execute the ninth annual BBF, October 28, 2017. We are looking for self-starters who have experience with the following: copywriting and editing; creating and maintaining documents and spreadsheets using Word, Excel, […]

Call for Submissions: One City One Story 2017

We are currently looking for the next great story for our One City One Story program. If you are a previously published* author, we welcome your submission of a short work of fiction. Please see below for selection criteria, and please submit your work (only one submission per person, please) via our Submittable page no later […]

What Are You Reading Now?

In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, we asked BBF fans on social media what books they were turning to for comfort, answers, or just to escape. We were impressed (although not surprised–you’re a smart bunch!) by the thoughtfulness and breadth of the answers we received, and we’ve compiled the responses here–perhaps a book listed here […]