Literacy, Fun, and Community at the Chappaqua Book Festival

The Chappaqua Book Festival

The Chappaqua Book Festival

Mark your calendars for the return of the beloved Chappaqua Book Festival, a non-profit organization with a mission to connect authors with young readers. Held on Saturday, October 15th from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Chappaqua Train Station, the 9th annual event is free and features over 160 children’s book authors and illustrators. This includes multiple genres, reading levels, special presentation, and books for sale.

Reading fun at the Chappaqua Book Festival

Kids of all ages will also get the chance to meet their favorite authors and illustrators. They will be able to listen to book readings, have their books signed, experience illustrator demos, meet new writers, and more! Additionally, a percentage of the proceeds will go to literacy programs to area schools in Westchester and the New York Metro area.

Anna Raff at the Chappaqua Book Festival
Anna Raff at the Chappaqua Book Festival

This years’ theme is a “A Walk Through The Woods,” where you will find nature-inspired art and decorations throughout the space. The author and illustrator line-up is also very exciting. This includes Dan Gutman, author of 160 children’s books such as “The Genius Files” series and his graphic novel, “My Weird School;” Mike Curato, author of the winning graphic novel, “Flamer,” and Nick Bruel, author of the “Bad Kitty” series, to name a few authors.

There are also many new authors attending the festival this year. This includes Lisa Flipps, an award-winning former journalist and author of her debut novel, “Starfish” and Chris Barton, author of acclaimed nonfiction picture books “Dazzle Ships.”

The Chappaqua Book Festival

Additional authors and illustrators at the Chappaqua Book Festival include:

Sarah Albee
Erik Brown
Ruth Chan
Sheela Chari
Sally Cook
Nina Crews
Barbara Dee
Lisa Flipps
Christina Gonzalez
Alyson Gerber
Lisa Greenwald
Anna Raff
Lori Richmond
Kip Wilson
Jan Yolen

And much more!

Check out the complete list here.

There will also be food available for purchase from gourmet food trucks and from the Chappaqua Farmers Market. The event also includes a fun kids’ zone where kids can play, interact, and craft.

Clifford at the Chappaqua Book Festival

Costumed characters make appearances throughout the day for photos, hugs, and high-fives. The festival also draws in local vendors and business that you can connect and meet.

Incredibly, since the festival started in 2013 it has quickly grown from having 65 authors to 160 as well as from 4,000 visitors, to 7,000 from all over the Tri-State area with this year’s festival promising to draw in even more young book lovers.

Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival Details

Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 10:00am-4:00pm
Chappaqua Train Station
Rain or shine
Free admission and parking
For more information, visit http://www.ccbfestival.org/ or follow the CCBF at www.facebook.com/chappaquachildrensbookfestival