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
Exclusive BBF “Swag Bag”
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)

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

2021 Donors


Bonnie and Merle Berger
Carlotte Berk
Jeanne and John Blasberg
Cabot Charitable Trust
Fuller Foundation
Herrman Family
Karen Kaufman
Lizbeth and George Krupp
Landry Family Foundation
Eric and Jane Nord Family Fund
Lia and William Poorvu
Michael E. Porter
Cynthia and John Reed
Lisa Rourke
Cathy and Jim Stone


Janet Berkeley and Robert Duboff
Danielle Castelli
Usha Pasi and Subir Sachdev
Michal and Moshe Safdie


Nancy Buck and Jim Sebenius
Elaine Burns and Jack Memishian
C & P Buttenwieser Foundation
Freud-Willis Family Fund
Katherine Gehl Family Fund
Perrin Grayson
May K. Houghton
David Jones
Connie Hertzberg Mayo
Susan Primm Thel
Dawn Tripp


Kathleen Brennan and Gerald Cianciolo
Connie Coburn and James Houghton
Susan Friedman
Christine Mastrangelo
Donna and Bill Matson
Liz and Robert Pozen
Valerie Rosenberg
Betsy Rudnick and Bruce Posner
Peter Quigley
Robin Schoenthaler
Gerry and Kenneth Sweder


Geraldine Brooks
Laura Brooks
Alan Budris
Marisa and Allan Eisemann
Ellen Glanz
Louis and Sandy Grotta
Jean Holmblad
Nora Huvelle and David Lubin
Ms. Janovitz
Rosabeth Kanter
Judith Kittredge
Regina Mullen
Anella T. Nies
Kathleen and Charles Piehl
Pamela Goldberg Schwartz and James Schwartz
The Tell Family
Susan Ware


Margery Ansara
Elizabeth C. Barnes
Judy Barrett
Laura Bernheim
Susan Bianchi
Andrew Blauner
Paula Breger
Linda Chafets
Cherelle Chal
Marion Cunningham
Martha Day
Susanne and Patrick Dowdall
Diane Gilcreast
Sara H. Graham
Laura Howson
Diane Lederman
Alisa Levine and Michael Miller
Joan Merlis
Susan Meurling
Sandra Miller
Nancy Woods