Dates and authors for the 2018-2019 Jewish Book Festival


will be announced in August.

Ticket Order Form


View, download and print the Festival order form.

Four ways to order your tickets:

Mail, in person, by phone or by fax. See the order form for details.

Due to the effects of Hurricane Irma at the Federation office (damage, days without power, phone and Internet), and holiday closures, phone orders will be accepted beginning October 10. You may mail, deliver or fax your order form today.

Patron Benefits


When you become a Book Festival Patron for just $197, you help support the Festival and receive benefits not available to other ticket buyers:

  • Patrons get tickets to all 11 events at a savings of $38 when compared to buying individual tickets.
  • Patrons do not have to arrive early to get good seats. Priority seating is reserved and held until five minutes before the start of each event.
  • Patrons are invited to at least two private events with select authors. 
  • At this year’s luncheon event with actor Stephen Tobolowsky, the ticket price includes a copy of his book. Patrons will be the first in line to meet Stephen and get their book signed.
  • Patrons have their own “concierge.” Jewish Book Festival Committee member and Patron Liaison Gina Cannon will send a reminder to Patrons prior to each event. 
  • Patrons have an expedited patron “check in” area at each Festival program.
  • Recognition in the Federation Star.​



Most of the Festival’s books are available at the Barnes & Noble stores at the Waterside Shops and Coconut Point. Books will also be available for purchase and signing at each author’s event.



Have questions that have not been answered on this site? 
Send an email to or call the Federation office at 239.263.4205.



Click on the image below to view the 16-page Festival brochure.


Special thanks to these organizations
for providing space for the Festival events:

All locations are in Naples (area code 239):

  • Beth Tikvah: 1459 Pine Ridge Road (434-1818)

  • Hilton Naples: 5111 Tamiami Trail N. (430-4900)

  • Naples Conference Center:​ 1455 Pine Ridge Road (597-1666)

  • Temple Shalom: 4630 Pine Ridge Road (455-3030)

  • Unitarian Universalist Cong. of Greater Naples: 6340 Napa Woods Way (455-6553)


Tickets for the following multi-author events (with green banners)
are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

See the Order Form for Patron benefits, ticket information, venues and more.

< Click here for the Order Form >


Or call 239.263.4205.



For more information on the authors,
scroll to the bottom of this page for links to their websites and books.

The fine print:

  • No physical tickets will be issued. Simply check in at each event.
  • You will receive an email reminder about a week prior to each event.
  • No refunds unless entire event (both authors for multi-author events) is canceled and not rescheduled. 
  • If an author cancels (weather, illness, etc.) we will attempt to reschedule the author in late March or April. Your original reservation will be good for the rescheduled event.
  • If you cannot attend an event, you can give your seat to a friend. Call the Federation.
  • Open seating at all events. Patrons and Sponsors will have reserved seats.
  • Event payments are NOT tax deductible. 
  • If a venue needs to be changed, ticket buyers will be notified via email.
  • All events will take place in Naples.

For more information on the Festival authors and their books, click on each author's name below.

(Authors are listed in the order they appear above.)

Links to our Sponsors' websites: