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 & Sam Berk

Jeanne M. Blasberg

Jay and Christy Cashman

Steven & Alexi Conine

Robert Duboff

Jenny Dworkin & Daniel Stodolsky

Katherine Flynn

Mr. & Mrs. Graham Gund

The Jane Ellen Hoffman Fund

Karen Kaufman Family Fund

Lizbeth & George Krupp

Landry Family Foundation

Oristaglio Family Foundation

The William & Lia G. Poorvu Family Foundation

Porter Family Foundation

Tom & Valerie Rosenberg


Catherine & Paul Buttenwieser

Danielle Castelli

Glenda Manzi

Usha Pasi

Lisa Rourke

Moshe Safdie & Michal Ronnen

Anthony Tjan


Brian Chu

Catherine Chute

Constance Coburn

Katherine Collins Fund

Callie Crossley

Olive Darragh

Elissa Freud

Kathy Herrman

David Jones

Kane Family Fund

Christine Mastrangelo

Elizabeth Morningstar

David Rich

James Sebenius

Elizabeth Shelburne

Stephen Smith

Jeanne Stanton

Jessica Stern & Chet Atkins

Susan Thel

Dawn Tripp


Judith Barrett

Molly Bartlett

Doreen Beinart

Bob Bennett

Martha Bennett

The Brennan & Cianciolo Family Fund

Brian Chu

Paul Goldberg

Maisie Houghton

James D. Houghton & Constance Coburn

Elizabeth Lorber

Jessica Keener

Tom Perotta

Timothy Philips

Virginia Pye

Robin Schoenthaler

Rose Styron

Maryann Thompson

Susan Wagner

Thomas Wallace

Gwendolyn Walker

Hanna Yang

Nina You


Laura Brooks

Alan Budris

Kathryn Burns

Maura Connolly

Susan Friedman

Ellen Glanz

Angela Greland

Louis Grotta

Jean Holmblad

Stephen Kiernan

Alisa Levine

Albert Malo

William Martin

Susan Meurling

Carroll Pierce

Maria Scrivan

Richard Tell

Susan W. Ware

Salina Yoon


Laura Bernheim

Paula Breger

Bruce Brumberg

Sharman Lappin

Meryl Loonin

Janet McRae

Cory Tell

Bobbi Woldt