“The power of storytelling is exactly this. To bridge the gaps where everything else has crumbled.” — Paulo Coelho

Donate to Help Us Bridge the Gaps

The Bay Area Book Festival is where stories and their creators come off the page to live, breathe, and interact with us all. Whether it’s onstage before a crowd of hundreds, or on a virtual screen reaching thousands across the world, we bring to life literary conversations that matter, inspire, and bring people together in polarizing times. If you can’t live without the solace and meaning that literature brings, be a story-savior and support us with a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation.

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Without your help, we can’t…

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Both options couldn’t be simpler! Email [email protected].

Prefer to Donate by Check?

Please make a check out to Bay Area Book Festival and send to 1569 Solano Avenue #635, Berkeley, CA 94707. If possible, please include your email address.

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. For any questions, please email [email protected].