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!)

It’s a two-day event that takes place in the autumn. The opening night is a ticketed Keynote Event featuring an amazing headline speaker. The Main Festival takes place on Saturday (10am – 5pm), rain or shine, at several beautiful locations in the heart of historic downtown Morristown, NJ. The Main Fest, which includes our special KidFest, is open to the public and, aside from select ticketed talks, free of charge. Plan to spend the day and enjoy:

  • In-person talks by more than 50 world-class authors, representing every imaginable genre, including Pulitzer Prize winners, Caldecott medalists, New York Times chart toppers, and more.
  • Book signings by these wonderful authors: yes, you can meet your literary idol!
  • Brand-new, beautiful books for purchase (and then signed, and possibly selfied with, as noted above).
  • Discussion, insight, laughter, snacks, and book-loving camaraderie.

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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.


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