The Bay Area Book Festival wants you to feel confident that you will gain admittance to the sessions you wish to attend. If you purchase a ticket for a session, the Festival guarantees you a seat if you arrive at least ten minutes prior to the start time of that session. To ensure that space in the venue also remains available for free, day-of access to festival-goers who will wait in lines, only 50% of seating per session is available for advance purchase. So act soon!
Tickets are now available through Eventbrite. Click on the button below to be directed to the Eventbrite ticket page, or find the link next to each session on the Schedule page. Tickets may be purchased for $5.00 per session plus a small service fee that will be paid directly to Eventbrite.
If tickets sell out for a particular session, or if you would prefer not to pay the $5 to reserve a ticket, you still have the option to attend for free using the Standby option outlined below.
A number of tickets will also be provided, free of charge, to Bay Area non-profit organizations responsible for distributing them to low-income communities. For more information on how to receive free tickets for your organization, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bay Area Book Festival is committed to ensuring that our speaker sessions are accessible to anyone who wishes to attend. To that end, we are reserving 50% of the seats at each session for those who arrive at a venue without a pre-purchased ticket.
If you arrive at a session without a ticket, you will be directed to wait in the “standby” line and kept apprised whether or not it seems that a standby seat is available for you based on your place in line. Many festival attendees take advantage of the standby option. To maximize your chance of getting into a session, please see the helpful tips below: