The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) united two of its marquee events: Baltimore Book Festival and Light City. Brilliant Baltimore illuminates the city with literature, ideas, world-class light art installations, and live performances.


The 25TH Annual
Baltimore Book Festival

Saturday, October 3 through Sunday,
October 4, 2020, 11 am to 7pm

Get ready to celebrate a piece of Baltimore’s heart and soul with the 25th annual Baltimore Book Festival this October, 2020, under the theme of Brilliant Baltimore. The festival will feature all of its trademark events, author appearances, book signings, and much more!

In the coming months, BOPA will be announcing more details about the festival, including speakers, presenters, and exhibitors. Applications for presenting authors, food vendors, booksellers, exhibitors, and presenting authors are available below, and look for more information on World Book Day, Thursday, April 23, 2020.

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