Boston Book Festival 2017

Celebrating the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire, Boston Book Festival presents year-round events culminating in this annual festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city!

This event is free to attend.


Boston Book Festival at Copley Square

The Boston Book Festival returns for Year Eleven, and this time, it’s a full weekend event for the first time ever. Festival events will take place in Copley Square on Saturday 10/19 and in Dudley Square on Sunday 10/20. Saturday highlights include keynotes by Marie Lu, Elizabeth Strout, Ben Crump, and David W. Blight, as well as a full schedule of discussions, workshops, and interactive events for all ages, plus a street fair with live music, food trucks, and 75+ exhibitors. Best of all, it’s totally free!