Introducing The Saratoga Book Festival!

Join us for a weekend of book talks, workshops, author readings, book signings, children’s programs, performances, and more at the first annual Saratoga Book Festival.

Whether you like contemporary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, genres such as cookbooks, mystery, or speculative fiction, kids’ books or young adult lit, you won’t want to miss this exciting new addition to Saratoga’s festival calendar. Most events are free and all are located in venues within easy walking distance of each other in downtown Saratoga Springs.

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2020 Friday and Saturday Keynotes Announced!

Saratoga Springs City Center

 Tickets go on sale March 26. 

June 5

Richard Russo & Kate Russo

Join us for a special literary conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Russo and daughter Kate Russo on the release of her first novel, Super Host. 

June 6

Michael Ian Black

You won’t want to miss our closing keynote with comedian, actor, and best-selling author Michael Ian Black. Black will be speaking about his eagerly anticipated new book, “Better Man: A (Mostly) Serious Letter to My Son.”

Meet writers and connect with fellow book lovers.

Visit the Literary Market Place and free Book Exchange. Take in a special exhibit or performance by one of the Festival’s Community Arts Partners. All while exploring the venues, museums, art spaces, book stores, pubs, restaurants, shops, and historic sites of this arts-filled small city.

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Saratoga Book Festival Update Regarding the Coronavirus

In cooperation with city, county and state officials, and tourism industry agencies, the Saratoga Book Festival is closely monitoring the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, and its impact on travel and large gatherings. We are not currently planning to cancel any of our events, and we will keep this site updated with any news regarding changes to the schedule or speaker line-up. We wish you all the best of  health in the coming months and look forward to seeing you all in June!

Saratoga Book Festival Sponsors

Presenting Partners

Bookbinder Sponsors

Muse Sponsors

Programming Sponsors

Marcelle Foundation

Website Sponsor

Design Sponsor