It's that time of year again, the Boston Book Festival is coming back to Copley Square on October 14. It's right by the Boston Public Library's main branch is located at the Copley T stop. Boston residents must know this location well, and for visitors, the lovely historical main library holds books, maps, and research resources, and as well as beautiful and Instagram-worthy photo spots while you're in the city for the Boston Book Festival.
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.
Last year's event included impressive literary headliners, as well as activities and food around the literary fest. This year has another diverse and impressive list of writers of all genres. For example, Chloe Gong, the author of Foul Heart Huntsman, will take center stage as the Young Adult Keynote speaker. Her work is appealing both to teens and to a growing group of adult readers of YA fiction, which speaks to the power of storytelling in this genre.
Additional guests include MT Anderson, the dystopian YA novel Feed and middle grades Elf Dog & Owl Head, and Ha Jin, the author of Waiting and many other novels.
Poetry enthusiasts have two poets as headlines, Oliver de la Paz, the writer of The Diaspora Sonnets, and Diannely Antigua, known for Ugly Music.
For non-fiction readers, Imari Jeffries will delve into Idea City: How to Make Boston More Liveable, focusing on possibilities and the future of the city we call home. You can see the full list of author guests here.
In addition to the authors, there will be family activities and food trucks on Dartmouth Street, just outside the Boston Public Library.