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On Thursday, June 17th at 7:00pm, the Nantucket Book Festival will present a LIVE virtual event to commemorate “Juneteenth”, a celebration marking the actual end of slavery in the United States. Hosted by author Mitchell Jackson, our panel features Dr. Keisha N. Blain, Imani Perry, Deesha Philyaw, and Clint Smith.

Juneteenth celebrates the resilience, strength, courage and determination of the indomitable human spirit to survive.

Join the Nantucket Book Festival for this dynamic conversation amplifying voices that speak to issues of race in America, and how Juneteenth might magnify our concerns—and our hopes—for our country.

Click here to register for this free event.

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2021 NB Fupdated

Presenting our 2021 line-up! We are excited to announce a series of virtual and in-person events presented live.

  • On April 21st, Diane Rehm interviewed Isabel Wilkerson, author of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
  • Juneteenth: a panel discussion on June 17th hosted by Mitchell Jackson and featuring Dr. Keisha N. Blain, Imani Perry, Deesha Philyaw, and Clint Smith
  • A Friends & Fiction event with the Fab Five on July 20th
  • Elin Hilderbrand & Jennifer Weiner on August 19th + "Read the Runway" Fashion Show at the Nantucket Hotel & Resort
  • Mitchell Zuckoff on September 18th at the Dreamland Theater

Registration is necessary for all events -- Please go to our Tickets & Events page for more information, to register, or to purchase tickets for "Cocktails, Conversation, & Couture" with Elin Hilderbrand & Jennifer Weiner (all other events are free).

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Save the date for our 10th Anniversary Nantucket Book Festival: June 16-19, 2022!

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