Festival Information

Festival Headquarters

Festival headquarters this year will be located in the Brooks House Lobby at 132 Main Street, Corner of Main Street and High Street —you can enter from Main Street or from the Harmony Parking lot.

Inside you will find the Festival’s pop-up bookstore, hosted by Wild Book Company in Newfane, VT. which will stock all festival titles for the weekend plus other fun things and will be open from 9-4 each day,

Coffee and information about the festival will also be available in the lobby along with seating, restrooms and an ATM machine.


All festival events are FREE and open to the public. There are no tickets and seating is on a first come basis.


All events take place in downtown Brattleboro. Refer to map and directions for venue locations.


There are parking lots throughout downtown. The lot located on High Street and the garage on Flat street allow all day parking. The rate is $.40 per hour for long term parking. Parking rates are enforced from 9-6 on Saturday. Parking is free on Sunday. 



Accessibility accommodations include accessible festival venues and assistive listening devices. E-mail info@brattleborolitfest.org for additional accessibility details.If you have questions about accessibility or need more information, please call 802-365-7673.

Author selection

Potential participating authors of literary fiction, literary non-fiction (primarily biographies, memoirs and history) and poetry are selected by committee. Authors should have published a significant book recently….no self-published books will be considered. The author nomination process for each year is from January 1-May 1. You may submit nominations for the festival via e-mail to vtbookfest@gmail.com. 

Book Sales

Books will be sold by Toadstool Books in Keene, NH, following each event. Get your book signed—inscribed books make the perfect holiday gift! All titles will also be available at the pop-up bookstore hosted by Wild Book Company at the Festival Headquarters in the Brooks House