The Martha's Vineyard Book Festival is one of New England's "Can't-miss events" according to the Boston Globe
Videos from the 2013 Festival have at last been posted and they are fantastic!
Jill Lepore at the 2013 Book Festival
Tayari Jones at the 2011 Book Festival
Chris Adrian & Alan Heathcock at the 2011 Book Festival
Announcing the 2014 Author Lecture Series and the dates for the 2015 Martha's Vineyard Book Festival
The Martha's Vineyard Book Festival is held every other summer. The festival will be held next on August 1 & 2, 2015. The summer of 2014 will feature the Martha's Vineyard at the Chilmark Community Center. Please go here for details.
The Chilmark Town Affairs Council, partnering with Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, hosted the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival on August 3 & 4, 2013. Held every other summer since 2005, the festival celebrates the island’s rich literary heritage and the joy of reading.
The festival was held over two days and in two locations: Saturday, August 3, 2103 in Edgartown at the Harbor View Hotel, and Sunday, August 4, 2012 on the grounds of the Chilmark Community Center in Chilmark. Bigger and better than ever, the festival was a true island-wide event.
Over 30 nationally acclaimed authors spoke about their books. The schedule for 2013 can be found here. Most authors spoke in both locations. Authors read from their books, participated in discussion panels, and signed their books. The festival is FREE and open to all.
James and Deborah Athearn at the 2009 Book Festival
Thanks to the Harbor View Hotel and the Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank Permanent Endowment for making the book festival on Saturday in Edgartown possible
Standing Room Only in 2011