About the Book Festival

The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is a free annual event held each September at the Princeton Public Library and the Albert E. Hinds Memorial Plaza.

Our community loves the library and loves books. This autumn event is now a town classic and still continues to grow yearly. The book festival promises something for everyone. You may meet your favorite author or illustrator, listen to them discuss their work, have a book autographed, or just have the opportunity to talk to them about their inspiration.

The mission of the Princeton Children’s Book Festival is to encourage reading and ignite a life-long love of books. We strive to bring a diverse and inclusive range of voices to the festival and to strengthen the connection for children between the stories on the page and the people who create them.

The 2019 Festival poster is created by John Parra, illustrator of many books, including Pura Belpré Honor winning Frida Khalo and Her Animalitos, the Pura Belpré Honor and SCBWI Golden Kite Award winning Gracias/Thanks, and the Pura Belpré Honor award-winning Green Is a Chile Pepper. The poster draws inspiration from the forthcoming book Little Libraries, Big Heroes (September 2019).

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The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is co-sponsored by jaZams of Princeton. A portion of sales is donated to the library.

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