The festival’s free Outdoor Fair is a lively, immersive experience jam-packed with fun and exploration for festivalgoers of all ages and interests. The heart of Northern California’s largest weekend literary event beckons book lovers to meet favorite authors, discover new reads, catch live performances on four outdoor stages, relax and unwind, and enjoy fresh, local food.
Nearly 200 exhibitors including acclaimed and emerging authors will be joined by an eclectic array of independent booksellers, publishers, poets, book artists and thought leaders from all over the region, nation and the world.
Anchored by a 600-seat outdoor stage with prominent literary talent hosted by the San Francisco Chronicle, this year’s festival will also feature “Wunderbar Together,” a major new exhibition showcasing German literature, art and culture.
Children and families can create their own books, make original art with found objects, and participate in a wide range of STEM and STEAM activities in the Family Fun Zone. Tons of hands on fun will be hosted by lauded local organizations such as the Chabot Space & Science Center, The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse, Habitot, 826 Valencia, Little Feminist, and Bay Area Garden Railway Society.