The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of author appearances and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, non-stop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, poetry readings and workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, street theater, live music, and a delicious variety of food, beer and wine.

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Save The Date!

The 23rd annual Baltimore Book Festival returns September 28-30, 2018.

2018 Applications

Applications for Literary Exhibitors & Booksellers, Single-Day Tablers and speakers for the 23rd annual Baltimore Book Festival will be available Friday, January 19, 2018 after 5pm.

Business Opportunities

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA), the nonprofit organization that produces Light City and Artscape on behalf of Baltimore’s Festival of the Arts, Inc., and the Baltimore Book Festival, seeks proposals from qualified companies to provide golf carts for the 2018 festival season.
Email proposals by 4pm on Friday, January 19, 2018 to:
Tess Cooper, Festivals Coordinator,

2018 Golf Cart Quote Solicitation


Special Events

Sept 22-24, 2017
Fri - Sun: 11am - 7pm
Baltimore Inner Harbor

Thank You, Sponsors!