Princeton Children’s Book Festival

The Princeton Children’s Book Festival, a beloved 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 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.

Mika Song for the 2023 Book Festival

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about the festival? Find answers here.


Look back at previous festivals.

Mika Song for the 2023 Book Festival


Authors and illustrators interested in participating in the 2024 Princeton Children’s Book Festival should submit their application by June 1, 2024. Applications open on Jan. 16, 2024.


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

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