Outdoor exhibitors include publishers, independent bookstores, literary and literacy organizations, library services, writing programs, book artists, exhibiting authors, and more. (Note, excepting some booths for major sponsors, only literary exhibitors are eligible.) A large outdoor stage will feature prominent literary talent, attracting even more visitors to the street fair.
Indoors, hundreds of local, national, and international authors speak, debate, and present in large venues. Author presenters sign books in special areas, with book sales handled by selected independent bookstores.
Major publicity is provided by media partners including the San Francisco Chronicle, KQED, Berkeleyside, KALW, ABC-7 TV, the East Bay Express and other print, radio and online outlets, as well as BART. BABF’s Festival Program is inserted in the Chronicle the Sunday prior to the festival, and is distributed onsite over the festival weekend. Exhibitors are listed in both the online and print programs, of course.
Thanks for stopping by. We look forward to having you with us in 2020!
•• See the Recap from the 2017 Bay Area Book Festival for photos and more online ••