Next Festival: April 28-29, 2018! Hello! We know you’ve been staring longingly at your 2017 Bay Area Book Festival program since June. We appreciate the love, but we’re here to tell you to snap out of it because we’re back with a BIG announcement — our 2018 festival will take place April 28-29. Be sure […]
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By Cherilyn Parsons, Bay Area Book Festival Founder and Director Literature is one of the most powerful tools for social change because it shapes the most potent force that humankind has: hearts and minds. When hearts and minds are mobilized, watch out—as we have seen with books from The Origin of the Species to The […]
Writer Samin Nosrat worked for several years at Chez Panisse, and Alice Waters described her as “America’s next great cooking teacher.” Now Nosrat has published Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, combining the best of her cooking and teaching talents into a cookbook. The book, illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton (New York Times bestselling illustrator of The Gutsy Girl, […]
Interested in putting your money where your heart is, and making financial decisions that are in line with your values? On Sunday, June 4, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from two leading authors on the topic — Andy Behar and Clair Brown. Andy Behar is founder of the Oakland-based nonprofit As You Sow and author […]
With 200 authors, 100 literary events, a film and literature series, and 200 exhibitors, including children’s activities, the 2017 Bay Area Book Festival returns to Berkeley the weekend of June 3-4. As the official announcement notes, the festival will feature acclaimed writers including New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay; Micah White, co-creator of Occupy […]
What new books are you looking forward to reading this year? How about one of the titles on this list from R.O. Kwon? She highlights 34 books by women of color and says, “Inclusion has real consequences, and if you’re looking for the perfect gift to buy your Republican uncle or your racist cousin, here’s a shopping list.” Sounds […]
In honor of Black History Month, several news sites and organizations have published reading lists featuring books that celebrate Black history. We posted some on Twitter earlier this month, but wanted to highlight a few here, in case you want to expand your personal reading list further: Newsweek features a list from Booker T. Washington’s […]
“We have always emphasized writers and books concerned with social justice, diversity and the environment. We now are raising our sign higher in the public square.” In light of recent events in the U.S., we’ve decided to focus our mission on literary activism. Our Festival this June 3-4 will highlight the “literary voice of resistance.” To learn more, […]
We’re looking forward to seeing you the weekend of June 3-4 in Berkeley for the 3rd annual Bay Area Book Festival. With 200 authors, a street fair, literary sessions, and even a film showcase, it’s a can’t-miss event for readers of all ages! Stay tuned for more information here on our blog. You can also […]
In the wake of the recent election, San Francisco’s City Lights Bookstore has published a “Pedagogies of Resistance” reading list to engage readers in “revolutionary competence.” Titles include On Revolution by Hannah Arendt and The Black Revolution on Campus by Martha Biondi. See the full list here: http://www.blogcitylights.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Pedagogies-of-Resistance-list.pdf
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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.