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Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 10a - 6p

Harlem State Office Building

163 West 125th Street

Corner of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd.



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Join Us for the 25th Anniversary of the Harlem Book Fair!

The Harlem Book Fair will celebrate its 25th year with a two-day celebration. On Friday, September 22, 2023, the Black Authors Hall of Fame ( Inaugural Induction Ceremony will serve as the opening event of the 25th anniversary year celebration. The 25th Harlem Book Fair will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Plaza of the Harlem State Office Building on West 125th Street in Harlem, New York.

This year, we celebrate our first post-pandemic public event - and we are thrilled! We will intentionally start at a smaller scale. Relationships and trusted partners have been impacted, so we will slowly nurture and grow the book fair to reflect the well of strength that drives our stories. We ask for your support and patience as we forge forward into our next 25 years. Our new team of directors is smart, highly-experienced professionals who love books and culture, and understand institution building. I trust and know they will honor us all. You will be proud.


The book fair will maintain the successful format that has made it the most anticipated African American book event of the year. HBF will present author readings, book talks, author signing sessions, Spoken Work artists, storytelling, and live music throughout the Saturday program.

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A link to the Exhibitor Application Form is provided. The HBF early registration application is the same as the Vendor Application form. The event is free and open to the public. Please join us for a two-day celebration of writing, community, and culture - and invite your friends! Thank you!                              


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Max Rodriguez

Founder, Harlem Book Fair

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Praise for the Harlem Book Fair


"Since the Harlem Book Fair, I've been crisscrossing the country but didn't want any more time to pass before I expressed my deepest gratitude for all you did to promote SPECTACLE. You brought the work to a national audience and also saw to it that the conversation took place at the Schomburg, which had long been my wish.  I hope the fair was everything you wanted it to be. From where I stood, it was amazing. A triumph. Many, many thanks".

Pamela Newkirk, Author

Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of OTA BENGA

"The HBF weekend was really great and I was truly thrilled to be a part of it, not to mention honored to win the Wheatley Award. I discovered other books that I plan to buy and read and I made many contacts there that promise to be extremely useful as we launch another social media campaign, promoting A Light Shines as a Wheatley Award winner.


You and your staff did a superb job pulling off such a massive undertaking, and all of your hard work showed". 


Mary Bounds, Author

A Light Shines in Harlem: New York's First Charter School 

and the Movement It Led

"Congratulations on another successful HBF. As a bookseller, we found it quite a valuable channel".


Alfred C. Jones, Exhibitor

QBR author panel televised live from the Harlem Book Fair by C-Span's BookTV.

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