Your donation to the Boston Book Festival, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, is tax-deductible. Membership benefits start at just $50, but the knowledge that you’re supporting this beloved annual tradition is priceless.

Boston Book Festival uses Click & Pledge to process our secure online transactions. You can make a donation using a major credit card. It’s quick, easy, and secure. Click here to make your donation to the BBF.

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!

Annual Membership Levels

($50/$100 Joint)
Benefits Select Select Select Select Select Select Select
2021 BBF Totebag
Exclusive “Swag Bag” at BBF 2021
Listing as Donor on BBF Website
VIP Ticket and Event Offers
Invitation to Kickoff Cocktail Party
Listing as Donor in BBF Program Guide
All-Festival VIP Pass for BBF
Invitation to Exclusive BBF Author Event (not offered every year)

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
32R Essex St., Suite 5
Cambridge, MA 02139

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

2020 Donors


Bonnie and Merle Berger
Janet Berkeley and Robert Duboff
Jeanne and John Blasberg
Danielle Castelli
The Fuller Foundation
Ann and Graham Gund
Kathy Herrman
Karen Kaufman
Anna and Peter Kolchinsky
Liz and George Krupp
Landry Family Foundation
Jackie and George McCabe
Jeryl and Steve Oristaglio
Lia and William Poorvu
Michael E. Porter
Deborah Z Porter and Nicholas Negroponte
Cynthia and John Reed
Linda Seamonson and Jeffrey Mayersohn
Elizabeth Shelburne and Michael DeMichele
Cathy and Jim Stone


Usha Pasi and Subir Sachdev
Lisa Rourke
Michal and Moshe Safdie


Judith and David Barrett
Nancy Buck and Jim Sebenius
Katie and Paul Buttenwieser
Katherine Flynn and Dan Berwick
Freud-Willis Family Fund
Katherine Gehl Family Fund
Grayson Family Foundation
May K. Houghton
Connie Hertzberg Mayo
Susan Primm Thel
Anthony Tjan
Dawn Tripp


Kathleen Brennan and Gerald Cianciolo
Connie Coburn and James Houghton
Sally English
Luise Erdmann
Susan Friedman
Steve Grossman
Liz and Robert Pozen
Betsy Rudnick and Bruce Posner
Peter Quigley
Gerry and Kenneth Sweder
Westminster Barrington Foundation


Juliet Borja
Myra and Larry Brodney
Geraldine Brooks
Callie Crossley
Diane Feldman
Ellen Glanz
Jean Holmblad
Nora Huvelle and David Lubin
Rosabeth Kanter
Judith Kittredge
Amy Macdonald
Donna Matson
Anella T. Nies
Catherine Peshkin
Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA) / Manuel & Penelope Flores Prize Fund
Robert C. Pozen
Robin Schoenthaler
Pamela Goldberg Schwartz and James Schwartz
Karen Sweet
Susan Ware


Bren Bataclan
Andrew Blauner
Suzanne Bird
Linda Chafets
Martha Day
Susanne and Patrick Dowdall
Susan Flannery
Shelley Gross
Laura Howson
Alisa Levine and Michael Miller
Krista Magnuson
Kyra Montagu
Kathy and Chuck Piehl
Elyse Pipitone
Hal Tepfer
Karen Tucker
Paula Tyack
Nancy Woods

Corporate Members

Berkshire Bank
Cambridge Trust