Getting to BBF

Driving

From 93 South to Copley Square:

Take the exit toward MA-28/MA-3 N/Storrow Dr/N Station 0.9 mi
Continue straight onto MA-3 N 0.3 mi
Slight right at MA-28 S/Embankment Rd Continue to follow MA-28 S 0.6 mi
Turn right at Beacon St 0.2 mi
Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto Clarendon St 0.3 mi
Turn right at MA-9 W/St James Ave
Continue to follow St. James Ave

From 93 North to Copley Square:

Keep right at the fork to continue toward I-93 N/MA-3 N 1.0 mi
Take the ramp onto I-93 N/MA-3 N 4.5 mi
Take exit 18 for Frontage Rd toward Mass Ave/Roxbury 417 ft
Merge onto I-93 Frontage Rd 0.8 mi
Turn left at W 4th St 226 ft
Continue onto E Berkeley St 0.8 mi
Turn left at MA-9 W/St James Ave Continue to follow MA-9 W

From Mass Pike East to Copley Square

Take exit 22 for Prudential Ctr toward Copley Square 0.4 mi
Sharp right at Stuart St 180 ft
Take the 1st left onto Dartmouth St 413 ft
Turn left at MA-9 W

Parking

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MBTA

We highly recommend using Boston’s public transit system, the MBTA, to get to the BBF. It’s easy, inexpensive, and best of all, you can spend your travel time doing what you do best: reading!

Take the “T” to the Copley stop on the Green Line and exit onto Copley Square (and the Boston Book Festival!). For detailed directions, go to the MBTA “Trip Planner.” Enter “Copley Station” as your end address.

From the MBTA Orange Line or commuter rail (Framingham/Worcester line, Needham line, Franklin line, and Providence/Stoughton line), get off at the Back Bay Station. Walk 0.1 miles northeast along Dartmouth Street toward Huntington Avenue.

Note that if you are planning to take the Red Line from Cambridge for BBF 2017, please allow extra time–the MBTA is replacing trains with shuttle buses  on Saturday, October 28.