Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2020 and 2021)

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A printable list of these events. To add an event to our this list, share the event’s information on the Press Release area of our discussion forum, or complete our form to add a Book Festival or Fair to our Calendar.

Note: As a result of the global pandemic, please check the event’s official website for postponements, cancellations, conversion to virtual events.

3 Events Found in Massachusetts

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Boston Book Festival Boston Book Festival
Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts

Date: October 2020 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Boston Book Festival
Phone: 857.259.6999


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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Newburyport Literary Festival Newburyport Literary Festival
Newburyport, Massachusetts, 

Date: April 2021 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Newburyport Literary Festival


Newburyport is located at the mouth of the Merrimack River, in the far northeast corner of Massachusetts. It is 35 miles north of Boston and 18 miles south of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Nantucket Book Festival Nantucket Book Festival
Cultural District , Nantucket, Massachusetts

Hosted by: Maddie Hjulstrom, Executive Director, Nantucket Book Foundation
Date: June 2021 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Nantucket Book Festival
Phone: 508-563-2144


Nantucket Book Festival celebrates its 9th year in 2020. They feature a line-up of award-winning authors and local and regional talent. They take center stage, representing genres fiction, poetry, history, journalism, politics, and memoir. Attendees enjoy author presentations Thursday-Sunday, also featured in the garden are storytimes for children. Most events are free to the public.

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