Dates: Friday, Nov. 1 - Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019
Hours: 12pm-10pm until Nov. 3, 5pm-10pm from Nov. 4 through Nov. 10
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We have a group of great programming partners that present interesting authors and topics over the festival weekend. Take a look at our 2018 programming partners.

CityLit Project

CityLit Stage features a blend of emerging voices and established authors from around the region, presents some of the area's best on-going reading series, and showcases artists associated with Baltimore's literary journals.


Enoch Pratt Free Library

The Enoch Pratt Free Library's stage features interactive programs for the whole family, with popular local and nationally known authors of books for children and teens.


Johns Hopkins University Press/Peabody Library

The mission of the Johns Hopkins University Press is to excel in the selection, preparation, and innovative dissemination of works that advance teaching and research and enlighten a diverse audience of readers. The Press also seeks to sustain itself financially.


Maryland Humanities

Maryland Humanities

Maryland Humanities partners with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts to bring the author of one of its signature programs to Baltimore Book Festival each year. One Maryland One Book is designed to bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book. Readers are then invited to participate in book-centered discussions and related programs at public libraries, high schools, colleges and universities, museums, bookstores, and community and senior centers. The book selected for 2018 is Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA by Tim Junkin.


Maryland Romance Writers

The mission of Maryland Romance Writers is to promote excellence in romantic fiction and advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy, dissemination of information, professional education, publications, and other appropriate activities and to provided continuing support for writers within the romance publishing industry.


Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse

Now in its tenth year of operation, Baltimore's favorite cooperative bookstore, Red Emma's, brings a witty and irreverent political edge to the Book Festival, featuring important and unapologetic voices from Baltimore's left and beyond.


Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) present a packed weekend of programming by member authors and special guests! Topics range from science fiction to fantasy to horror to Young Adult fiction. Readers and writers alike can find a wealth of panels, readings, interviews, and signing events.


Art Way Alliance

Art Way Alliance is a Non-Profit Organization that teaches children how to make comic books, manga, and animation in an environment free of judgment and derision. Students learn basic drawing, character design, and story boarding from established independent and mainstream artists in the industry.

AWA accomplishes our mission through classes, events, conventions, and partnerships with wonderful and dedicated artists and volunteers, some of whom are pictured to the right.


National Aquarium

The National Aquarium is proud to present a full weekend of free programming for ocean and conservation enthusiasts of all ages! By offering author appearances, special animal encounters, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, interactive eco-programs and more, we are able to engage the local community and Book Festival attendees in our mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. 


Red Canoe Cafe & Bookstore

The Red Canoe is our official children’s bookstore, where you can purchase books by all  of the appearing children and YA authors appearing at the Enoch Pratt Free Library Children’s Stage, browse a thoughtful selection of other children’s books, meet your favorite authors, lounge in the Reading Zone, and grab one of their award-winning muffins or a Zeke’s coffee!

Year round, you should visit the Red Canoe Cafe & bookstore at
4337 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214

Tuesday - Saturday
7am - 5pm
9am - 3pm

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The Ivy Bookshop

The festival’s official bookseller, The Ivy Bookshop welcomes a full complement of local and national bestselling authors as well as student writers from ten Baltimore-area schools.