If you’re a self-confessed bookworm, then you may want to bookmark this post! The Boston Book Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and has expanded to include neighborhood festivals in East Boston and Roxbury. This year’s event is Saturday October 13, 2018 in Copley Square, with festivities kicking off on Tuesday, October 9th with the inaugural #BBFBookHunt, which will challenge eager readers to find books hidden across the city by following clues shared on @BostonBookFest’s Twitter account.
The festival is free and open to the public, with the exception of two ticketed events, including a Friday evening lecture with famed food activist Michael Pollan (How to Change Your Mind; The Omnivore’s Dilemma) and a sold-out Saturday afternoon session with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin (Leadership: In Turbulent Times) and former senator and secretary of state John Kerry, author of Every Day is Extra. Saturday’s presenters include Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage, NYT bestselling author Steven Pinker,acclaimed children’s author Kate DiCamillo and writer, producer, director and actress, Justine Bateman. For information or to purchase tickets, visit the BBF website at https://bostonbookfest.org.