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
VIP Event offers and Ticket
All-Festival VIP Pass for BBF
Invitation to Exclusive BBF Author Event (not offered every year)

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
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

2022 Donors


Carly and Sam Berk

Jeanne Blasberg

Robert Duboff

Jenny Dworkin

Karen Kaufman Family Fund

Anna and Peter Kolchinsky

Landry Family Foundation

Jeryl Oristaglio

William and Lia G. Poorvu Family Foundation

Deborah Z Porter

Michael E. Porter

Lisa Rourke



Danielle Castelli

Katherine Flynn & Daniel Berwick

Tony Tjan and Cue Ball Group

Usha Pasi

Valerie Rosenberg


Barry Family Charitable Fund

Beacon Hill Books

Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser

Perrin Grayson

May Houghton

Susan Primm Thel

Dawn Tripp


Leslie Cokin & Martin Miller

Callie Crossley

Susan Friedman

Christine Mastrangelo

Bruce G. Posner & Betsy R. Rudnick


Laura Brooks

Alan Budris

Louis Grotta

Jean Holmblad

Amy Macdonald

Susan Meurling

Kathryn Porter

Ray Salemi 

Stephen Smith

John Spooner

Sweder Family Fund

Richard Tell