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Boston Book Festival

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Since 2009, the Boston Book Festival has celebrated the power of the written word and brought world-class literary talent to Boston with its annual, free fall event. Now in its 10th year, the BBF will host its most exciting roster of literary luminaries yet, representing a range of genres including history, fiction, public affairs and children’s literature.

Things kick off on Tuesday, October 9th when the inaugural #BBFBookHunt will challenge eager readers to find books hidden across the city by following clues shared by @BostonBookFest on Twitter.

This year’s festival includes two must-see ticketed events, including a Friday evening lecture with famed food activist Michael Pollan (How to Change Your Mind; The Omnivore’s Dilemma) and a Saturday afternoon session with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin (Leadership: In Turbulent Times) and former senator and secretary of state John Kerry, author of Every Day is Extra. Tickets for both events will be available in early September via the BBF website: https://bostonbookfest.org/

Saturday’s keynotes and presenters include:

Oprah’s Book Club 2018 selection and instant New York Times bestseller…
Tayari Jones
An American Marriage

New York Times–bestselling author…
Steven Pinker
Enlightenment Now

Tulane University Professor and former CEO of the Aspen Institute…
Walter Isaacson
Einstein; Steve Jobs; and Leonardo da Vinci

Two-time Newbery Medal winner & one of the most celebrated authors in children’s literature…
Kate DiCamillo
Louisiana’s Way Home

Sports journalist, radio and TV personality…
Howard Bryant
The Heritage

Writer, director, producer and actor…
Justine Bateman

UMASS Lowell faculty member…
Andre Dubus III
Gone So Long

Boston Book Festival is also expanding to some of the most vibrant areas of the city with neighborhood festivals in East Boston and Roxbury. The full-day events will take place the same day as the Copley Square main stage event and are free and open to the public.

Up to the minute updates on the festival’s dynamic roster of over 200 authors can also be found on the BBF website (https://bostonbookfest.org/) or (857)-259-6999.


October 13, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Copley Square
560 Boylston Street
Boston, 02116
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