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2022 Event Schedule

June 16-19, 2022 - Nantucket Book Festival's 10th Anniversary!

Events are subject to change. If you are planning to attend, please register below to receive updates and important news. Registration is free, and you may register at any time between now and the Festival. The Nantucket Book Festival will comply with all state mandates regarding COVID-19. We strongly recommend that attendees be fully vaccinated and wear masks.


Thursday June 16

5:00pm—7:00pm
Great Harbor Yacht Club Ticketed Event
Michael Hill: Funny Business 
9:00pm
Nantucket Hotel Breeze Bar Free Event
Authors in Bars 

Friday June 17

9:00am—9:45am
10:00am—10:45am
11:00am—11:45am
12:00pm—12:45pm
1:00pm—1:45pm
2:00pm—2:45pm
Methodist Church Free Event
Imbolo Mbue: How Beautiful We Were 
3:00pm—3:45pm
4:00pm—4:45pm
4:00pm—5:30pm
White Heron Theatre Free Event
Nantucket Young Playwrights 
6:00pm—7:00pm
7:00pm
White Elephant Brant Point Grill Ticketed Event
Author Dinner, Presented by the White Elephant Hotel 

Saturday June 18

8:30am—10:00am
White Elephant Village Ballroom Ticketed Event
Louise Penny with Maddie Hjulstrom: All the Spoilers! 
9:00am—1:00pm
9:00am—9:45am
10:00am—10:45am
10:30am—1:00pm
Graficas Gallery Free Event
Meet the Artist: Joan Griswold 
11:00am—11:45am
Methodist Church Free Event
James McBride: Deacon King Kong 
12:00pm—12:45pm
Methodist Church Free Event
Evan & Peter Osnos: In Conversation 
12:00pm—12:45pm
1:00pm—1:45pm
Atheneum Great Hall Free Event
Martin Espada: Floaters 
2:00pm—2:45pm
Atheneum Great Hall Free Event
Nancy Thayer: Summer Love 
2:00pm—2:45pm
3:00pm—3:45pm
4:00pm—4:45pm
6:00pm—9:30pm
NHA Whaling Museum/Chicken Box Ticketed Event
VIP Reception + Rock Bottom Remainders Concert 
8:00pm—9:30pm

Sunday June 19

10:00am—10:45am
11:00am—11:45am
12:00pm—12:45pm
1:00pm—1:45pm
Atheneum Great Hall Free Event
Jim Sulzer: Writ in Water 

Thursday August 04

4:00pm—7:00pm
Nantucket Hotel & Resort Ticketed Event
Elin Hilderbrand: The Hotel Nantucket