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The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is an annual event each fall at the Princeton Public Library. The 2020 Festival will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 11 am – 4 pm.

Authors and illustrators who are interested in participating: please provide as much information as possible when completing the application below.

The 2020 deadline for applications is May 1, 2020. After submitting the form, applicants will receive an email confirmation. If you don’t receive a confirmation or if you have any questions, please reach out to bookfestival@princetonlibrary.org.


  • Author/Illustrator Contact Information

  • If your application is accepted, your name will be published in all of our promotional materials (brochures, website, press releases, etc.) exactly as entered, so please confirm that spelling, capitalization, and punctuation are correct.
  • Please indicate the best number to use when trying to reach you.
  • All festival communications will be sent to this email.
  • Agent/Assistant/Publicist Contact Information

    Please let us know if you have an agent, assistant or publicist who should be included in any of our communications.
  • Select Works

    Eligibility

    2020 Princeton Children's Book Festival participants should have a book released in 2019-2020. In addition to this recent book, you may list two titles that you would like to have available for sales. Our booksellers will supply titles for the event, and we will do our best to fulfill your request.

    Please note: Due to our limited space, we cannot include self-published titles, including works published through a vanity or joint venture press, a subsidy publisher, a print-on-demand service, or by the author of the book.

  • Please include your summer or fall 2020 title here. List street date if known.

    Book TitlePublishing DateStreet DatePublisher
  • Click the + to list two additional titles you would like to have at your table. Due to availability and space, we may not be able to have all requested titles on the day of the event, and quantities may be limited.

    Book TitlePublishing DatePublisher 
  • Other Information

    Please provide additional information and materials to be used in our marketing if your application is accepted.
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  • Please provide a high resolution, print-quality head shot in JPG format.
    Accepted file types: jpg.
  • Please provide a high resolution book cover in JPG format. 50MB maximum file size.
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    Accepted file types: jpg.