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It’s Time to Fill School Libraries: BBF Launches 2020 Shelf Help

Submission for 2020 proposals is now open. With the crisis that has hit our world this year, we are more motivated than ever to ensure every child has access to well-stocked book shelves. That’s why Boston Book Festival is once again calling on the Greater Boston community to help implement our annual Shelf Help book […]

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There’s a Book for That: Q&A with Author Ella Berthoud

Have you ever thought a book could solve all your problems—if you only knew which one to turn to? Ella Berthoud, a bibliotherapist based in the UK, has a talent for “prescribing” books to people based on their ailments. At the Boston Book Festival’s virtual Bibliotherapy Event on April 23, she’ll be providing literary remedies […]

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BBF 2019: What to Know Before You Go

We hope you’ve cleared your calendar, because for the first time ever, we’re taking over a full weekend in Boston’s fall calendar, this Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20! Read on for some essential tips to help you make the most of your day, er, weekend at the BBF! Two days, two locations. BBF […]

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Thank you to Shelf Help Supporter KPMG

The Boston Book Festival would like to give a special thank you to KPMG LLP for their generous donation to our 2019 Shelf Help program! Their gift will go towards helping Orchard Gardens Pilot School, one of this year’s partner schools (alongside our second partner, Tech Boston Academy).  Through their award-winning distribution channel, First Book, […]

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Join Us in Celebrating and Supporting our 2019 Shelf Help Partner Schools

Happy September! The Boston Book Festival’s annual Shelf Help program, which brings brand-new donated books to Boston-area schools, is in full swing—but, this year there’s something new. Through a competitive application process, we’ve chosen not one but two schools for our program: Orchard Gardens Pilot School in Roxbury for grades K–8 and TechBoston Academy in Dorchester for […]

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Guest Post by 1C1S Author Ciera Burch

Last week, we were pleased to announce that this year’s One City One Story is “Yvonne” by Emerson MFA student Ciera Burch. You’ll be able to find your copy of Ciera’s story around Greater Boston starting in early September, but in the meantime, we’ve asked Ciera to write a guest post for our blog about […]

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Summer Reading 2019

There might be a zillion summer reading lists out there, but there’s only one brought to you by Team BBF! We spend all day, every day surrounded by books (more so every day, as copies of books by BBF 2019 authors start rolling in), so you’d better believe our staff’s TBR pile is never depleted. […]

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