The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free Festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.

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All Daytime Events Are Free!

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2014 Event Archives

2014’s Boston Book Festival took place on October 23-25. Featuring more than 200 presenters and dozens of sessions for kids and adults, the BBF also boasted a bustling street fair, workshops for aspiring authors, an outdoor music stage, and more!

Listen: 2014 Festival Archives

Sponsors 2015

Presenting Partner


Blockbuster Sponsors 2015

Other Press
Boston Globe

Bestseller Sponsors 2015

Plymouth Rock

Starred Review Sponsors 2015

Dunkin' Donuts

Debut Sponsors 2014

French Cultural Center
Mass Cultural Council
French Embassy

BBF Special Events

Hubbub: Creative Commotion

Mark your calendars for June 20, 2015, when surprises will be popping up around every corner of Copley Square at Hubbub, our first-ever festival just for kids and families. Learn more and sign up for our mailing list!

You’re the Expert

We’re teaming up with the hilariously educational comedy show for a special summer event on July 23. Tickets available June 1!

Literary Trivia: Fourth Edition

Get that Norton Anthology out of storage, because the fourth edition of our literary trivia extravaganza is back and bigger than ever this August. More details coming soon!