Donate to the BBF

Since 2009, the Boston Book Festival has brought a day of author events, readings, literary activities, and more to the Boston-area community. And we offer the BBF for free — but it’s not without a cost. We rely on generous donors who believe in the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire.

Your donation to the Boston Book Festival, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, is tax-deductible. Membership benefits start at just $50, but we accept donations of any amount — even the amount of a coffee or paperback. Additionally, the knowledge that you’re supporting this beloved annual tradition is priceless.

Boston Book Festival uses Click & Pledge to process our secure online transactions, and you can make a donation using a major credit card.

Annual Membership Levels

($50/$100 Joint)
Benefits Select Select Select Select Select Select Select
BBF Totebag
Listing as Donor on BBF Website
Exclusive BBF “Swag Bag”
Listing as Donor in BBF Program Guide
All-Festival VIP Pass for BBF 1 2 4 6
Invitation to Exclusive BBF Author Event (not offered every year) 1 2

We now offer the option to support the BBF through recurring donations. To set up a recurring donation on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis, just click here, enter your preferred ongoing donation amount under “Other Amount,” and select the appropriate time period where you see “Recurring Option.” Thanks for your support!

If you would like to donate over the phone, please call us at 857.259.6999.

You can also mail a check to:
Boston Book Festival
720 Massachusetts Ave. Ste. 8
Cambridge, MA 02139

If you would like more information about donating to the Boston Book Festival, please email us at

2023 Donors


The Baupost Group

The Blackbaud Giving Fund

Bonnie Berger

Carly and Sam Berk

Jeanne M. Blasberg

Steven & Alexi Conine

Robert Duboff

Jenny Dworkin & Daniel Stodolsky

Katherine Flynn

Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund

The Jane Ellen Hoffman Fund

Landry Family Foundation

Oristaglio Family Foundation

The William and Lia G. Poorvu Family Foundation

Porter Family Foundation

Tom & Valerie Rosenberg


Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser

Danielle Castelli

Glenda Manzi

Lisa Rourke

Moshe Safdie & Michal Ronnen


Christy Cashman

Brian Chu

Catherine Chute

Constance Coburn

Katherine Collins Fund

Callie Crossley

David Jones

Kane Family Fund

Christine Mastrangelo

Elizabeth Morningstar

Usha Pasi

James Sebenius

Stephen Smith

Jessica Stern and Chet Atkins

Susan Thel

Anthony Tjan

Dawn Tripp


Judith Barrett

Doreen Beinart

Martha Bennett

The Brennan and Cianciolo Family Fund

Paul Goldberg

James D. Houghton & Constance Coburn

Elizabeth Lorber

Jessica Keener

Timothy Philips

Virginia Pye

Robin Schoenthaler

Maryann Thompson

Susan Wagner

Thomas Wallace

Hanna Yang


Alan Budris

Susan Friedman

Angela Greland

Louis Grotta

Albert Malo

Maria Scrivan

Richard Tell

Susan W. Ware

Salina Yoon


Paula Breger

Meryl Loonin

Janet McRae

Cory Tell

Bobbi Woldt