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Applications Open For The 23rd Annual Baltimore Book Festival

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is now accepting applications for the 23rd annual Baltimore Book Festival, taking place Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Applications are open for exhibitors, single-day tablers and food and beverage vendors. The deadline for exhibitors and single-day tablers is Friday, July 13, 2018 and the deadline for food and beverage vendors is Friday, May 18, 2018. Applications are available online at

Exhibitors participate in all three days of the festival and can include authors, booksellers, publishers, educational institutions promoting the literary arts, sellers of literary-themed products such as journals, pens, or stationary, or nonprofit organizations with a tie to the literary arts. Single-day tablers include those who wish to be a part of the festival but cannot staff a tent for three full days. Tablers can include emerging authors, booksellers or publishers, zines or small presses, educational institutions, sellers of literary-themed items or nonprofit organizations with a tie to the literary arts. Tablers receive one 6-foot table space within a larger festival marketplace for one day. In addition, the Baltimore Book Festival seeks local food and beverage vendors to create a food environment that enhances the festival experience.

The Baltimore Book Festival is Baltimore’s premier celebration of the literary arts and features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally-known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs and culinary-themed panel discussions, workshops, hands-on projects for kids, live music and a thoughtfully curated local food and beverage program. Admission to the festival is free.

The Baltimore Book Festival is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. For more information on the Baltimore Book Festival call 410-752-8632or visit Stay connected via social by following Baltimore Book Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #BmoreBookFest.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.


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