The Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books (GPFB) will celebrate Pittsburgh’s vibrant literary history & showcase this modern city’s vital role on the national & international literary stage. With free, diverse programming showcasing both national & local acclaimed authors across age groups & genres, the festival will offer opportunities for readers, writers, booksellers, publishers, critics & others to connect with, learn from & support each other.
Pittsburgh is a city filled with both national best-selling authors and budding writers, as well as established literary organizations; university presses; publishers of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction; independent and used bookstores; an active literary and arts community; and readers of all ages.
An annual Pittsburgh book festival will tie all these assets together in one celebration. What’s more, book fairs and festivals create and support a community of readers, attract all ages, introduce and enhance a lifelong love of literature in young readers.