2020 Book Festival Curtailed by COVID-19

In 2014, the Morristown Festival of Books (MFOB) was launched to celebrate the power of the written word. MFOB has welcomed hundreds of highly engaging authors to Morristown — including Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award winners, Newbery and Caldecott medalists, and New York Times bestsellers.

The Festival is grateful for the support and generosity of our sponsors and donors, our 150+ annual volunteers, our booksellers, and our community partners who dedicate their time and resources to making the Festival happen, as well as the thousands of attendees who are at the heart of the Festival’s mission.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the 7th annual Morristown Festival of Books slated for October 9 and 10, 2020 in Morristown, New Jersey will not be held. We know this is the right step to help keep everyone safe, and we look forward to seeing you back in our venues along South Street on October 8 & 9, 2021. In the meantime, stay updated through our newsletter and our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter channels.

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support of our beloved venture. Keep safe and keep reading!

What exactly is a Festival of Books?

Book festivals happen all over the world and can take many shapes and sizes. Our particular festival is wonderfully unique. (In fact, we’ve been hailed as “the best” and “truly outstanding” by authors, publishers, and delighted participants of all kinds but let’s keep that a little quiet so we don’t make other festivals jealous!)   Learn more About the Festival here »

Our Mission

The Morristown Festival of Books celebrates the power of the written word to challenge, transport, and transform us as individuals and to bring us together in conversation as a community. Become a Sponsor »

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Interested in supporting the Morristown Festival of Books? Visit our Support page to learn more about volunteering, sponsorships, and other giving opportunities.

MFOB authors

To see the list of incredible authors who have appeared at the Festival over the years, please click here.


Questions about the Festival? Reach out via our Contact page and we will get back to you asap!


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