Saturday, October 5, 2024

The Princeton Children’s Book Festival, an annual event celebrating books and those who create and read them, takes place Saturday, Oct. 5, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Hinds Plaza.

Book sales for the event will be provided by jaZams.


About the Festival

The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is a beloved community tradition held outside the library on the Albert E. Hinds Memorial Plaza.

The event is an opportunity for young readers to meet and interact with favorite authors and illustrators, hear about their work and inspiration and have their books signed.

The mission of the Princeton Children’s Book Festival is to encourage reading and spark a lifelong love of books. The festival aims to present young readers with a diverse and inclusive range of voices and to strengthen the connection between the stories they read and the people who create them.

Book sales for the festival are handled by local independent bookseller, jaZams, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the library.

Contact us for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions


Look back at previous festivals.


Authors and illustrators interested in participating in the 2024 Princeton Children’s Book Festival should submit their application by June 1, 2024.


Meet the Poster Artist

The illustrator of the 2024 festival is Sharee Miller, the bestselling illustrator and author of “Curlfriends: New in Town,” “Don’t Touch My Hair” and more.



The Princeton Children’s Book Festival is co-sponsored by jaZams of Princeton.

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