The Annapolis Book Festival is free to attend and open to all!

Every year thousands of people enjoy this community Festival that celebrates the beauty, power, passion, and excitement of the written word.

The Festival is celebrating its 21st year, bringing nationally renowned authors to the community to discuss their books and the craft of writing and featuring a day filled with children's activities, live music, food, and a huge used book sale.

Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, authors, moderators, entertainers, food purveyors, and attendees for making the
Annapolis Book Festival 2024 a great success!


See you on May 3, 2025!
A man in a blue vest and light shirt hands a book to a woman in a black shirt
Three Middle School students look at the camera smiling while standing on the green field
An audience watches as a man and a woman talk about books at the Annapolis Book Festival
A woman in a yellow dress sits signing her book at a table covered in a blue tablecloth
A woman talks about her book at the Annapolis Book Festival
A woman wearing a blue shirt has a surprised expression on her face as she sits in the middle of a crowd
A man wearing a black turban and a dark suit speaks to a crowd at the Annapolis Book Festival
One woman and two men participate on a book panel while sitting at a table with a blue tablecloth
Two female volunteers wearing white hoodies with the Annapolis Book Festival logo on them smile for the camera
Two boys and an adult look at the selection of children's books at the Annapolis Book Festival Used Book Sale
A man in a dark suit smiles while sitting next to a microphone
A man dressed as a town crier rings a bell as he walks around outside on the Key School campus
Three First School children play hand-held drums in the amphitheater
Two women debate a book topic as part of a panel at the Annapolis Book Festival
A crowd of people browse the used book sale at the Annapolis Book Festival
A woman stands at a podium speaking about here book to adults in a classroom
One woman plays acoustic guitar as another woman sings in the amphitheater during the Annapolis Book Festival
A woman presents her book while sitting at a table with a blue tablecloth during the Annapolis Book Festival
A woman speaks about her book at the Annapolis Book Festival
A woman uses a smart board tv to present her material to adults and children in a classroom
Lower School students sit in the amphitheater watching a musical performance
A woman with dark hair wearing a dark shirt browses the used book selection

Sponsors & Friends of the Festival



Title Sponsor


Pulitzer Sponsors


Anonymous Logo
Sandy Springs Bank Logo


Nobel Sponsors

Annapolis Pediatrics Logo
The Michael Glass Law Firm Logo


Astrid Digital Logo
The Severn Companies Logo
Wrabyn Boutique Logo
Best Tile Logo
The Sheeder Firm Logo

Gable Family

Sinclair Prosser Gasior Logo


Newbery Sponsors

Cleanbay Renewables Logo

Chris and Mandie Ebley



McConnell Family


Atlantic Prime Mortgage Logo
CleanNet USA Logo

Mindy and L.J. Foley

KHA Consultants Logo

Song and Priscilla Pak

Shady Grove Fertility Logo

Attridge Family



Harriet Cooperman


Fusco Family


Perry Family

Whiting Turner Logo


Chesapeake Medical Imaging logo

Deborah Corley


Glassman Family


Lapczynski Family


Ava '29 and
Maya '26 

The Wright Family Logo


Caldecott Sponsors

222 Severn Logo
Cynthia and Julius Clark
Gallant Family
Joe and Martha Janney
Madak-Jones Family
Robbins Family
Smith Family
Lunt Woodward Family
Allison Family
Ryan and Kate Curry
HS Tech Group Logo
Bryan and Jennifer Klepper
McCabe Family
SKA Studio Logo
Strycula Family

Georgie and Ted Berkinshaw
Drum Loyka and Associates Civil Engineers Logo
Hanano Family
Krasnow-Anthony Family
Amanda and Waldo McMillan
Shanahan Family
Tower Family
Sherry Carr
Michelle and Joshua DuBois
Hudson and Fouquet Salon Logo
La Terra Homes Logo
Praley Family
Karen F. Smith
Wood Family
Weinstein Family


In-Kind Sponsors

Book Besties Podcast Logo
The Fresh Market Logo
Historic Inns of Annapolis Logo
Main and Market Logo
Anne Arundel County Public Library Logo
Chesapeake Family Life Logo
JAQCC Group Logo
Naptown Scoop Logo
Rasa Juice Smoothies and Food Logo
Wegmans Logo
Club SciKidz Logo
Graul's Market Logo
Jane Dough Baked Goods Logo
Old Fox Books
Short Hop Moving Annapolis Logo
What's Up Media Logo
Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits
Katie and
Jib '82 Edwards
Grumps Cafe Annapolis Logo
Friends of the Festival

Titus and Rona Abraham
Folashade and Funmi Adeyosoye
Animal Birth Control, LLC
Peter Biché
The Brockhurst Family
Jerrol and Jade Charles
Elyse Colgan '03
Kathleen A. Cooke
Cathy and David Correll
David and Anne Dowton
Due East
Meghan Ferriter and Kim Webber
Matthew and Rachel Grasmick
The Harrington Family
IMC Water Coolers
Harry Ivrey '71
Valyn Kaitz
Hilary and Scott Kamins
Emma '21 and Ian '23 Kissel
Cameron Lapczynski '35
Jack Lapczynski '37
Olivia Lapczynski '32
Judd Legum '96
The Lerner Family
The Lonergan Family
Maryland Writers' Association
Troy Mayer '06
The Miller Family
Meg Murray and Bruce Fleming
Maggie Nespole '19
Matthew and Jennifer Nespole
Judy and Bob Olson
Dan and Kate Perlin
Deepak and Lakshmi Ramani
The Ridzon Family
S. Freedman & Sons, Inc.
The Sparer Family Trust
Bill and Joann Vaughan
Your Chic Is Showing

Trish Gallant

Director of Community Engagement


Annapolis Book Festival Partners

The Book Besties podcast will be live at the Festival, interviewing authors and chatting about books.

The Annapolis Book Festival is thrilled to partner with Old Fox Books and Coffeehouse, a local bookstore located on Maryland Avenue, as the supplier for the Festival.

The Festival is partnering with Park Books this year. The Severna Park book store will be setting up a pop-up shop of children's books.

Third Eye Comics is back! They will set up a pop-up shop and host author/illustrator panels and activities at ComicKey!

The Two Sides to the Story podcast will be interviewing featured authors and broadcasting live at the Festival