Looking forwarding to seeing you October 21-22, 2022! 

Festival Headquarters

Festival headquarters will be located in the Saratoga Springs Public Library at 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY. 

Inside you will find the Festival’s pop-up bookstore, run by the Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library and SBF volunteers. The shop will stock all festival titles for the weekend (on consignment from Northshire Bookstore) plus a great selection of used books and will be open from 9-4 on Saturday, October 22.

 
Information about the festival, including printed copies of our program schedule and map, on-site session registration, and info on downloading our SBF 2022 conference app will also be available in the library lobby along with seating and restrooms.

Most Saratoga Book Festival events will once again be FREE and open to the public. 

Keynote Sessions will have a small admission fee.

Stay tuned for more details as the are available. 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

Opening Keynote

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

9:30 am – 4:00 pm – Concurrent Sessions held in venues throughout downtown Saratoga Springs
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pop-Up Book Shop opens in the Saratoga Springs Public Library and Northshire Bookstore

THANK YOU TO OUR CULTURAL PARTNERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT

  • Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library
  • Saratoga Springs Public Library
  • Skidmore College
  • Caffe Lena
  • New York Summer Writers Institute

All events take place in downtown Saratoga Springs. Refer to map and directions for venue locations.

There are parking lots throughout downtown. Click here to see the various garages and lots that are available.  Additional parking is also available nearby the Saratoga Springs City Center 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Visiting from out of town? Check out the list of hotels offering discounts to Book Festival attendees at Discover Saratoga!

All festival venues are wheelchair accessible. If you need additional assistance, please contact info@saratogabookfestival.org for more information.

Saratoga Book Festival is proud to support Northshire Bookstore and encourages attendees to purchase festival books before the Festival at northshirebookstore.com or at the store’s location on 424 Broadway. Books will also be sold after each event immediately following the session. 

Code of Conduct

The Saratoga Book Festival is committed to providing a safe environment at our events free of harassment, discrimination, and threatening or disrespectful behavior for all attendees, authors, industry professionals, moderators, volunteers, exhibitors, staff, media, and members of the general public. 

We do not tolerate harassment in any form and reserve the right to remove from any Saratoga Book Festival event those who engage in harassing behavior including but not limited to unwanted advances, stalking, verbal threats, inappropriate statements or gestures, sustained disruption of speakers, and disrespectful comments that go beyond the boundaries of civil disagreement and civic discourse. This may include remarks or actions that target people based on certain characteristics that include but are not limited to, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability status.

The Saratoga Book Festival welcomes attendees and participants of all ages, abilities, physical appearances, body sizes, races, religions, genders, gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientations. Together, we can create a welcoming and accepting environment for people to discuss books and ideas.

Potential participating authors of literary fiction, literary non-fiction, and poetry are selected by committee. The Festival aims to create a diverse program that prioritizes authors who have published a significant book recently. Self-published books of local authors are invited to participate in the 2022 Festival as part of the Literary Marketplace, to be held in the Saratoga Springs City Center. The author nomination process for each year is from January 1-May 1. To receive submission guidelines or submit nominations for the 2022 festival contact programming@saratogabookfestival.org.

Saratoga Book Festival is committed to your safety. The festival’s team is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to follow guidance from our venues and local public health officials that may change the Festival format. Please check back periodically for the latest updates.

Individual Donors

Narrators

Ellen and Brad Beal

Protagonists

Jeff and Bart Altamari
The Marcelle Foundation
Marcia and Robert C. Miller
Erik J. A. Morrison, MBA
Dolores (Dee) Sarno

Muses

Terry and Carl Debrule
Ellen and Todd Downing
Issac Pulver

Proofreaders

Nacre Dance Company
Christian Purdy
Steve Rosenblum & Eric Rudy
Connie and Mike Woytowich

Bylines

Pernille Ægidius Dake
Marie and Phil Glotzbach
Steve and Nancy Hovey
Cindy Spence
Heather and Peter von Allmen

Supporters & Friends

Anonymous | Tamara Backer | Mary Buszuwski | Mary D. Coffey | Kim Crabbe | Jordana Dym | Elizabeth M. Gordon | Eun-sil Lee| Peter Martin and Chris Alexander| Mary Beth McGarrahan | Mary Ellen O’Loughlin| Mary Caroline Powers| Anne Rode | Cindy Schmehl| Martha Strohl | Lucy Tower | Debra Verni | Dr. Janice White

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