Count yourself a bookworm, a bibliophile, a ravenous and relentless reader? Then why not join us here at Greydon House for sand, surf, sunshine, and the Nantucket Book Festival this June?
With boutique lodgings here on Broad Street, you’ll be right smack dab in the heart of the Book Festival action, which plays out across multiple venues amid the charming historic town-scape of Nantucket.
The 2019 Nantucket Book Festival
Presented by the Nantucket Book Foundation, the Nantucket Book Festival brings some big-name literary luminaries and a whole lot of book lovers to the island for a fun and fascinating celebration of the written word. This year’s festival, the eighth annual, takes place from Thursday, June 13th through Sunday, June 16th.
Venues include the Nantucket Atheneum Great Hall, the Nantucket Whaling Museum, the Unitarian Meeting House, and Cisco Brewers; they and the other spots are all within walking distance of one another—and of Greydon House!
This year’s featured authors include Susan Orlean, Dave Cullen, Esi Edugyan, Sylvia Earle, Neel Patel, Jill Abramson, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Deborah Landau, among numerous others. They’ll be on hand for readings and onstage discussions sure to illuminate. Among the other festival participants is Beowulf Sheehan, a much-sought-after photographer for author portraits; he’ll be talking about his work on Sunday beginning at noon in the Atheneum Great Hall.
Cullen, Madeline Miller, and Ben Fountain will be featured in the Nantucket Book Festival’s Opening Night Celebration at the Unitarian Meeting House on Friday from 7 to 9 PM. The focus of the event is “How Can We Write When Everything’s Wrong?”
Another surefire highlight comes on Friday at 11 AM in the Great Hall: a mystery panel featuring Steve Axelrod, Blue Balliett, and Cherie Burns moderated by Nancy Thayer.
In the Atheneum Garden, meanwhile, there’ll be multilingual children’s storytimes on the half-hour throughout the festival, and a Local Authors Tent featuring Nantucket and New England wordsmiths on Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM.
You can check out the complete schedule of events at the 2019 Nantucket Book Festival right here.
Join Us for Greydon House Hospitality During the 2019 Nantucket Book Festival
We’d love to provide you with the perfect boutique accommodations in historic Nantucket for the 2019 Nantucket Book Festival this June! Take advantage of our prime location surrounded by the festival venues as well as as our one-of-a-kind hospitality, and meanwhile enjoy a truly wonderful literary shindig!