Baltimore Book Festival

The mid-Atlantic's premier celebration of the literary arts features more than 200 celebrity and local authors, readings, workshops, children’s activities, panel discussions, cookbook demonstrations, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, live music, food and more.

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Our official bookseller is The Ivy Bookshop,  an independent literary bookstore, carrying a broad range of titles with an emphasis on new fiction, non-fiction, biography, art, interior design, cooking and children's books. Our booksellers are knowledgeable and friendly, ready to recommend based on your personal preferences. We are locally owned and have a deep interest in promoting the community and its organizations.

The Ivy Bookshop, voted “Baltimore’s Best Bookstore” by Baltimore Magazine and Baltimore City Paper, is open seven days a week. They offer free gift wrapping of any purchase, and shipping is available. For more information on the Ivy Bookshop, visit

The Baltimore Book Festival will take place September 28-30, 2018.


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Request for Qualifications

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is no longer seeking quotes from equipment vendors for the 2017 festival season. Check back for the 2018 festival season.  Please direct any questions to Tess Cooper at