2022 Festival Photos

Thank You for Attending the 2022 Saratoga Book Festival!

Thank you for making the 2022 SBF such a joy-filled, community-wide celebration of books! Over festival weekend, we held more than 25 author events that featured more than 50 immensely talented writers and presenters in some of Saratoga Springs’ most impressive venues. We are grateful for your support and hope to see next year on October 13-15, 2023 for the Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library’s third annual Saratoga Book Festival!

To catch up on sessions you may have missed or replay some of your favorites, check out the SBF 2022 videos as they are added to the Session Page.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Opening Night

Interview and Reading with Peter Balakian
at the Saratoga Music Hall, 7 pm

Saturday, October 22, 2022

2 keynotes + 23 free sessions + youth programs
Literary Marketplace

Saratoga Edition of the Literary Death Match!

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Literary Champions Award Ceremony

KIDNOTE with Lauren Tarshis


Start your festival experience on Friday, October 21 at the 2022 opening night event with the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Peter Balakian in conversation with WMAC’s Joe Donahue at the Saratoga Music Hall.

Join us at this year’s Main Festival Day and Literary Marketplace (October 22) for more than 20 programs and events throughout the day in five venues in downtown Saratoga. Sessions start at 9:30 am Saturday, the Info Desk opens at the Saratoga City Center at 9:00 am.
Festival Sunday (October 23) festivities include SBF’s first-ever “Kidnote” with Lauren Tarshis, author of the bestselling I Survived series and the presentation of the Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library’s Literary Champions Awards. Both events will be held at the Saratoga Springs Public Library.

See you at the Fest!
The SBF Planning Committee

We are thrilled to present our first-ever Literary Marketplace!

We are excited to announce that the Saratoga Book Festival will hold our inaugural Literary Marketplace on Festival Saturday, October 22, 2022, in the Saratoga Springs City Center! We are no longer accepting applications for the Marketplace, but be sure to check out our list of authors, organizations and vendors.

The Literary Marketplace will be open from 9:00am – 2:30pm.

What is the Saratoga Book Festival?

  • Keynote Author Presentations Featuring Best-Selling Authors
  • Book Chats Highlighting the Latest in Literature
  • Panel Discussions on Hot Topics
  • Book Signings
  • Literary Marketplace
  • And so much more…

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Thank you to our 2022 Cultural & Programming Partners

Saratoga Arts made this program possible through the Community Arts Regrant Program, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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