The Schomburg Center Literary Festival
515 Malcolm X BLVD, New York NY 10037 and 135th Street, between Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd and Malcolm X Blvd


SET-UP | 8:00 AM 

  • 8:00 AM Load-in/Set-up 

  • This event will proceed, rain or shine. Please prepare for the weather variables. 

  • Check-in will be at the Registration Tent located at the corner of 135th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard. 

  • For safety reasons, vehicles will not be permitted to enter the street. Please prepare to bring your hand truck/dolly to deliver your items to your tent. 

  • Each confirmation includes: (1) 10' X 10' tented space, (1) 8' table, (2) chairs, (1) booth sign. These items will be pre-set prior to your arrival.

  • Visual presentation 

    • We encourage you to decorate your booth in a professional and festive style. All signs and décor are to have a professional presentation. 

    • All tables must be covered with fabric table cloths. No Exceptions. 

    • Items like boxes, rubbish, food items are NOT to be visible. 

  • Bring necessities to secure your items and ensure a successful booth set up. (Scissors, tape, paper weights, fabric to hide boxes/inventory, frames for signs, pens) 

  • Set-up is it to be complete by 9:50 AM Sharp. 



  • Breakdown begins at 6:00 PM. 

  • Do not breakdown prior to the end of the event. 

  • Please bring garbage bags and bag-up any trash produced by your booth. 

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th St and Malcolm X Blvd)

New York, NY, 10037

(917) 275-6975

The Schomburg Center Literary Festival is generously sponsored in part by Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation.

Additional support is given by The HarperOne Group, presenting Amistad, HarperVia, and HarperCollins Espanol.