Advertised and promoted throughout New England, the Boston Book Festival anticipates more than 30,000 readers to attend the eleventh annual event on Saturday, October 24, and Sunday, October 25, 2020. Attendees will come from across the Greater Boston area to hear presentations by renowned authors and speakers and to browse the exhibitors and vendors who make up the lively street fair. Easy to get to by public transportation and by car, the BBF is ideally situated by a terrific transportation system with bus and subway lines steps away and Amtrak and Greyhound terminals nearby.
The Exhibitor Application will be available in spring 2020. In the meantime, save the date: October 24-25, 2020! You can add your name to this interest list and we’ll notify you when the application goes live. Applications will be reviewed over the summer and applicants will be notified of a decision in July.
There is a limited amount of booth space on Copley Square. Preference is given to returning exhibitors and applications with a strong literary connection. If accepted, you will be asked to sign an Exhibitor Agreement and submit payment within 30 days. If your application is denied, you will automatically be placed on the waitlist for this year and also receive advance notice when the application becomes available for next year’s festival.
Exhibitor rates for 2019 are as follows and include a 10’x10’ tented booth, one banquet table, two chairs, signage, inclusion in our printed Program Guide, and listing on our website:
- $1500 Non-Literary Themed Booth (e.g. film promotion)
- $900 Chain Bookstore
- $900 Major Publisher
- $900 Retail/Merchandise
- $600 Independent Press
- $600 Independent Bookstore
- $500 Artisan/Crafter (e.g. Etsy store)
- $450 Non-Profit/Cultural Organization
- $450 BBF Partner
For questions, please contact Norah Piehl, firstname.lastname@example.org.