Festival Information


All festival events are FREE and open to the public. There are no tickets and seating is on a first come basis.


All events take place in downtown Brattleboro. Refer to map and directions for venue locations.

Map & Directions


There are parking lots throughout downtown. The lot located on High Street and the garage on Flat street allow all day parking. The rate is $.30 per hour. Parking rates are enforced from 9-6 on Saturday. Parking is free on Sunday. 



All festival venues are wheelchair accessible. If you need additional assistance, the Information station at the River Garden bookstore will have information on access to assistive listening devices (ALDs) and large-print programs will be available to take at the River Garden. If you have questions about accessibility or need more information, please call 802-365-7673.

Author selection

Potential participating authors of literary fiction, literary non-fiction (primarily biographies, memoirs and history) and poetry are selected by committee. Authors should have published a significant book recently….no self-published books will be considered. The author nomination process for each year is from January 1-May 1. You may submit nominations for the festival via e-mail to vtbookfest@gmail.com.