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Maryland Center for the Book

Book Festivals

A former intern and Jayme Kilburn at the 2009 Baltimore Book Festival in Baltimore

Celebrate books with thousands of other bibliophiles!

State and regional book festivals draw thousands of book-lovers to meet their favorite authors, listen to poetry, browse antiquarian and new books, enjoy fresh air and festival food, and meet other like-minded souls.

Join the Maryland Center for the Book at these and other festivals:

CityLit Festival: April 13, 2013
This literary festival in Baltimore is held annually at the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Come and meet our Letters About Literature award winners!

Gaithersburg Book Festival: May 18, 2013
Since 2010 this free festival celebrates the written word and its power to enrich the human experience.

Baltimore Book Festival: September 27-29, 2013
Look for MCFB at this annual event in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Cultural District. It’s a true community gathering on the city streets celebrating books and reading.

National Book Festival: September 21-22, 2013
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for this literary extravaganza on the Mall in Washington, DC that is sponsored by the Library of Congress. There will be hosts of critically acclaimed authors presenting. You will find the MCFB in the popular “Pavilion of the States.”