Barnes & Noble Announces B-Fest Teen Book Festival

This weekend Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will be hosting B-Fest, a teen book festival that will feature over 1,800 authors!

B-Fest will take place June 10-12 and include exclusive giveaways, events, and author appearances. This will be Barnes & Noble’s first teen book festival and the largest national teen book festival in the United States.

Some of the 1,800 young adult authors featured are David Levithan, Christopher Paolini, Scott Westerfeld, Rick Yancey, Jennifer Niven, and Nicola Yoon. Click HERE for a list of participating authors. Find out who will be appearing at a store near you by going to:

 “We are thrilled to announce an unprecedented number of author appearances, more than 1,800, taking place at our stores nationwide for this weekend’s B-Fest teen book festival,” said Mary Amicucci, Chief Merchandising Officer at Barnes & Noble. “This is not only the most author appearances in one weekend in the history of Barnes & Noble, it’s also a hugely important moment for authors and publishers. By rallying together in such a powerful way, we’re giving teens across the country the unique opportunity to meet and interact with their favorite authors at their local store, and to feel like they’re more connected to stories and characters they love.”

Here is the schedule of events for B-Fest:

  • B-In the Know – Friday, June 10 at 7PM: Featuring a trivia blast created by Penguin Teen and Random House’s First in Line. One winner per store will be added to Penguin Teen’s Advanced Reader Copy mailing list for one year, and receive between 5 and 6 preselected advanced reader’s copies of books that have not yet been released.
  • B-First – Saturday, June 11 at 11AM: Customers can get a sneak peak of upcoming new releases and more. Teens at this event will also receive a free ‘Epic Reads’ festival brochure provided by HarperCollins, while supplies last, that includes specially curated content like sneak peeks of upcoming books and fun quizzes, crosswords and more.
  • B-Part of the Fun – Saturday June 11 at 2PM: Featuring a spelling showdown and the chance to win exclusive prize packs, swag and more. The event will include interactive games and activities around popular teen book series, with giveaways and prizes based on these leading properties.
  • B-Creative – Sunday June 12 at 2PM: Customers can participate in a story development workshop by Adaptive Studios ( During the workshop, teen writers will learn how to develop stories, write “log lines” (a one- or two-sentence description that gives the basic concept of a script), create “spark pages” (a one- to two-page synopsis of an idea that includes narrative arc, descriptions of main characters, and tone or themes of the story), and get tips for reimagining popular characters.


For more info on B-Fest click HERE