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Support Literary Arts and Literacy!

Your donation helps bring the Festival to all.

You love books and reading. You believe in the power of words and voice to inspire hope and create change. We work hard to bring you a world-class literary festival with 250 carefully selected authors from a dozen countries. We produce a literature-focused film series with BAMPFA, and an outdoor cornucopia of 200+ literary exhibitors, a book lover’s shopping heaven. We aim to inspire a future generation of readers through writing contests and presentations by beloved children’s authors.

We keep the festival free or 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. With your gift of any amount you’ll be among our family of festival supporters advancing literacy and literature for all.  Join us today!

Three Easy Ways to Support BABF

  • Become a Friend of the Festival ─ donate and receive a gift such as passes, tickets, and more!
  • Make a General Donation ─ contribute any amount and receive a full tax deduction. Want special gifts? Join our “Friends of the Festival” program.
  • Join Women Lit ─ make history as a part of the first Bay Area-wide women’s literary circle.

Other Great Ways to Show Your Support

  • Mail a check, payable to “Bay Area Book Festival,” to 1569 Solano Avenue #635, Berkeley, CA 94707.
  • Give appreciated securities and save on taxes. Email us for instructions to give your broker.
  • If you’re over 70 ½, make a charitable qualified distribution from your IRA and satisfy your minimum qualified distribution. Email us for details.
  • Does your company match employees’ charitable donations? Presto, your gift doubled or more! Let us know and we’ll follow up.

Questions? Email us.

About the Bay Area Book Festival

The Bay Area Book Festival is the main project of the Foundation for the Future of Literature and Literacy, a 501(c)(3) designated, California-based nonprofit corporation with Tax ID #47-3955286. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.