When is the 2013 Baltimore Urban Book Festival?
Sunday July 14,2013 12pm-6pm

Where does the 2013 BUBF take place?
Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames Street Baltimore, Maryland 21231.

How do I register for a author/publisher table?
To register, go to the Vendor Page on our site, look for the “author registration section” and click on the “Register” button.You will be redirected to our PayPal page to register for a table. We will contact you shortly after to proceed with the registration process.

How do I become a featured Poet?
To register, go to the Spoken Word Page on our site, read the guidelines thoroughly, and complete the form on the right. We will contact you shortly after to proceed with the registration process. All applicants will not be chosen, so please send us your best work.


What Is The Baltimore Urban Book Festival

The mission of the Baltimore Urban Book Festival is to cultivate an environment where cultural book authors and readers have an annual opportunity to celebrate literature in a setting that encourages,educates and entertains everyone from the new reader learning phonics to the full fledged book worm.

The Baltimore Urban Book Fest (BUBF) was formulated by Author Chris Hicks, to bring awareness to our communities through reading, learning and building stronger families. BUBF is in association with many charitable organizations including the Greater Baltimore Leadership Association and Big Brother/Big Sister Central of Maryland. Some of the proceeds from this event will go to benefit Ben Carson’s Reading Rooms Program which provides funding and support to local schools so that they can create a nurturing environment for a child to feel safe and secure as they develop their reading skills. The Ben Carson Reading Project also brings students and families together to raise the awareness of the importance of re-contribute to The Fredrick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park a program of the Living Classroom Foundation, in support of their Voyage of Exploration a science, technology, engineering, and math program (STEM).


Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park is an educational and national heritage site that highlights African American maritime history. The exhibit chronicles the saga of Frederick Douglass’ life in Baltimore as an enslaved child and young man. We also take a look at the life of Isaac Myers, a free born African American who became a national leader.

As a vistor, you will also learn about the founding of the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company and the establishment of the African American Community in Baltimore during the 1800’s.

Location: 1417 Thames Street Baltimore, Maryland 21231

Tel: 410.685.0295 x 252

More info at www.douglassmyers.org

2013 Book Festival

The Baltimore Urban Book Festival 2013 will be held on Sunday July 14, 2013 from 12 pm until 6 pm. This event will be held at The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum located on 1417 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD. 21231. Set up time will be from 10:30 am-12 pm.

This year’s Sip and Sign Q and A will be located under our main author tent. Enjoy the evening with some of literacy’s influential ladies as we sit down for a up close and personal interview. Immediately after each Q and A, participants may have the opportunities to purchase books and have them signed by the authors.

This year’s book signing is sponsored by Mahogany Books. Complimentary glasses of wine will be available.

2013 Sip and Sign Featured Authors

                      Sponsored by:

1.Caroline Jhingory hosted by The Book Look’s own Charisse Carney- Nunes This special program will be taped live by the Book Look.

2.Donna Hill hosted by EDC creations Ella Curry

3.Sadequa Johnson hosted by Sharon Lucas of the Reading Divas Book Club

4.Angela Stanton hosted by TBA