Events | March 26, 2014

Third Annual Nantucket Book Festival, June 20-22

NANTUCKET, MA—The Nantucket Book Festival is pleased to announce the stellar line-up of authors featured at this year’s third annual event, which is quickly becoming the way to kick off summer. For three days, booklovers gather in various Nantucket venues that allow unprecedented access to notable authors and facilitate casual interactions for all involved.

Among the selected authors for the Festival, June 20-22, 2014, are Alice Hoffman, Ben Fountain, Jodi Picoult, Evan Osnos, Ben Mezrich, Lisa Scottoline, and emerging authors Cynthia Bond and Tom Rachman.  Literary genres represented at the Festival include fiction, biography, inspiration, graphic novels, poetry, essays, and children’s and young adult literature.

The Festival is a weekend event that features free author readings, an outdoor exhibit of local authors selling and signing their books, as well as optional hospitality events in which attendees can participate, including author brunches and a pig roast on Sunday at Cisco Brewery that marks the end of the Festival. 

The Nantucket Book Festival is a multi-day cultural event celebrating the rich literary history and community in Nantucket. The Festival seeks to create and renew enthusiasm for books, connect authors with readers, encourage a love of reading and writing in a younger generation, and raise funds for literary causes.

The Nantucket Book Festival is a 501(c)(3) organization. For a complete list of participating authors, as well as up-to-date details on all weekend events, please visit