We’ll see you on May 4 + 5, 2019!
Tens of thousands of book lovers meet hundreds of acclaimed authors over an exciting weekend in downtown Berkeley, California. One of the premier literary events in the nation!
Sneak Peek of 2019 Speakers released
Sponsorships for the 2019 festival available
Join us on Thursday, February 21 for our next Women Lit Live event:
Gloria Steinem in conversation with Favianna Rodriguez,
moderated by Lauren Schiller.
7:00 p.m. program, followed by book signing
The Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
General Admission $20; Students $15
“It was perfect. Couldn’t have been better. Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity.”
“My experience was unbelievable. Each of the panels I attended exceeded my expectations. This Festival was the high point of my year.”
“My best festival experience ever.”
“I was incredibly inspired by how this Festival provides so many writers and artists with the opportunity to share their work with such a vibrant community in the Bay Area.”
“I was truly impressed by the scope and diversity of the panels, participants, and overall programming.”
“The panelists were clearly selected with care, and in all cases I could have listened to them speak all day.”
“All the writers I spoke to expressed their love and admiration for the Festival. I do mean all the writers – every single one.”
“I’m pretty sure that everyone who attended will agree that they will be forever changed.”
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We keep the festival low cost so all can participate. Nearly 90% of our budget comes from donors and sponsors ─ and your donation is essential to making it all possible.
Volunteers are a crucial part of the Festival’s success each year. No experience is necessary and you’ll enjoy learning what is required to produce a major literary event!
We offer a variety of creative, affordable sponsorship opportunities to reach your target market, and showcase your products and services.
Bay Area Book Festival
1569 Solano Ave. #635
Berkeley, CA 94707
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Over the weekend of May 4th and 5th, 2019, the Fifth Anniversary Bay Area Book Festival will fill downtown Berkeley with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book.