About the Book Festival

The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is a town tradition held outside at the Princeton Public Library on Albert E. Hinds Community Plaza.

This autumn event promises something for everyone. Young readers can meet their 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 festival’s mission is to encourage reading and ignite a lifelong 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 2022 Festival poster is created by Patrick McDonnell, creator of the MUTTS cartoons and illustrator of many books, including “The Gift of Nothing” (2005), the 2012 Caldecott Honor winner “Me … Jane, Thank You and Good Night” (2015) and “The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s the Hard Way” (2017).

Local merchant jaZams will handle book sales for the event. A portion of the proceeds of sales will be donated to the library.

Please contact us for more information.


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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