The festival button — your entry to events

If you are looking for the button that will get you in to all the Mass Poetry Festival events — Thursday through Saturday — you have several choices. Buttons will go for a donation of $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Of course we encourage those who can to make a larger donation to help us meet the costs of the festival.

You can beat the line at the festival itself by making a donation on line now  If you donate on line, your name will be placed on a list and you’ll be given a button as you check in either at the Salem Old Town Hall or the Visitor’s Center.

You can also obtain a button at any of the following businesses:


  • Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner


  • Harvard Bookstore, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
  • Porter Square Books, Porter Square
  • Rodney’s Bookstore, Central Square


  • Concord Bookshop


  • Spirit of ’76 Bookstore, 107 Pleasant Street


  • Newtonville Books


  • The Roost, 40 Front Street
  • Salemdipity, 86 Wharf Street on Pickering Wharf
  • Salem Witch Museum, 19 ½ Washington Square North
  • Signatures Apparel, 181 Essex Street (on the Pedestrian Mall)
  • Salem Trolley Depot “191 Essex Street (on the Pedestrian Mall)
  •  Gulu Gulu Cafe, 247 Essex Street

You’ll be able to purchase a festival button at the the Old Town Hall and at the Visitor’s Center.