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Limited Time Holiday Offer

Help us stay strong (and primarily free for everyone) and join our giving circle! Holiday special: Donate at least $50 by December 15 and automatically be entered in our raffle to win a signed copy of Michelle Zauner’s best-selling modern classic, Crying in H Mart. It makes a great gift for a loved one–or for yourself!

If you contribute $200 or more you will automatically become a Friend of the Festival! This is our giving circle that comes with special perks, like shorter lines, headliner tickets and Authors’ Party invites. Learn more HERE.

Be part of the 2024 Festival

The Bay Area Book Festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary, welcomes your proposals to participate in the festival’s on-stage programming. Our next festival will take place in two parts: Family Day at the Berkeley Public Library on Saturday May 4, 2024 (geared towards youngsters through teens/YA) and our full festival June 1 & 2, 2024 in Downtown Berkeley. More information