Morristown Festival of Books returns October 11-12, 2019

July 23, 2019

The popular Morristown Festival of Books will return on Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th this year. Modeled after successful book festivals in other communities throughout the world, the Morristown Festival of Books brings together acclaimed authors with readers and book lovers. The 2019 Festival will feature a full roster of authors in Morristown, New Jersey, rain or shine. Authors will speak and answer questions in one-hour sessions at one of several convenient Morristown locations. Book sales and signings, following author presentations, will occur at a tent on the grounds of the historic Vail Mansion.

Preet Bharara to Keynote

The Festival is thrilled that former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara will serve as its 2019 keynote speaker. Bharara will discuss his new book, Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law, which Publisher’s Weekly calls, “a fascinating combination of memoir and ethical-legal manifesto.”

Click here for more information and tickets for the Keynote Event on Friday evening, October 11th.

Why Morristown?

Morristown is an ideal location for a Festival of Books. It is accessible for both authors and attendees throughout the NJ/NY/Pennsylvania area and beyond. Several of Morristown’s iconic historic locations have embraced the Festival and opened their doors to host the author venues. This vibrant and diverse community has a bustling town center, an active arts community, and avid readers from all walks of life. And finally, in Morristown and surrounding communities we have an abundance of dedicated book lovers to volunteer, organize and support this ground-breaking event.

Where will the authors speak?

The Festival venues include the Morristown and Morris Township Library, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, St. Peter’s Parish Hall, The Parish House of the Presbyterian Church, Church of the Redeemer, the Mayo Performing Arts Center and the lawn at Vail Mansion. These prominent local landmarks are located within a one-block area, making it easy to travel from venue to venue.