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Annapolis Book Festival will be live and in-person in 2022!

The Annapolis Book Festival, one of the premier community events in the region, will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Every year thousands of people enjoy this free community Festival that celebrates the beauty, power, passion, and excitement of the written word. The Festival is entering its nineteenth year, bringing nationally and internationally renowned authors to the community  to discuss their books and the craft of writing. The Festival also features a day filled with children's activities, live music, food, and a huge used book sales.

Authors are continuing to sign on to the 19th Annapolis Book Festival on Saturday, April 9, 2022! Keep checking as more authors are added.

John Woodrow Cox, author of Children Under Fire: An American CrisisJeffery Deaver, author of The Midnight Lock • Dan Fesperman, author of The Cover Wife • John Gilstrap, author of Blue Fire • Jeffrey Greene, author of Masters of Tonewood: The Hidden Art of Fine Stringed-Instrument Making • Nadia Hashimi, author of Sparks Like Stars • Hannah Howard, author of Plenty: A Memoir of Food and Family • Theodore R. Johnson, author of When the Stars Begin to Fall: Overcoming Racism and Renewing the Promise of America • Cecilia Kang, author of An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination (co-author Sheera Frenkel) • Chloe Dulce Louvouezo, author of Life, I Swear: Intimate Stories From Black Women on Identity, Healing, and Self-Trust Josh Mitchell, author of The Debt Trap: How Student Loans Became a National Catastrophe • Suzanne Nossel, author of Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for AllSusan Page, author of Madam Speaker; Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power • Jamie Raskin, author of Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth and Trials of American Democracy Jeffrey Selingo, author of Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions • Clint Smith, author of  How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America (On 10 Best Books of 2021 New York Times List) Terence Smith, Emmy Award winning author of Four Wars, Five Presidents: A Reporter's Journey from Jerusalem to Saigon to the White House Leslie Gray Streeter, author of Black Widow • Adam Russell Taylor, author of A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for Building the Beloved Community • Craig Whitlock, author of The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War (On 10 Best Books of 2021 Washington Post List) • John Yeigh, author of Win the Youth Sports Game: How Ordinary Kids Can Thrive • Marisa Zeppieri, author of Chronically Fabulous: Finding Wholeness and Hope Living with Chronic Illness


The Annapolis Book Festival is again teaming up with the Old Fox Books and Coffeehouse, a local bookstore located on Maryland Avenue, as the supplier for the 2022 Festival. It’s a great partnership! 

For more information about the Annapolis Book Festival, contact Parent Programs and Special Events Director Trish Gallant at or 443.321.7820