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Press Room

A warm welcome to regional, national, and international credentialed members of the press. Thank you for your interest in the Bay Area Book Festival

You’ll find everything you need to get started here, including press releases, Q&A, detailed program descriptions, downloadable photos, logos, and more.

2020 Festival Press Kit

The Festival has earned a reputation as a world-class literary event that brings together some of the most acclaimed authors from the Bay Area, nation, and world. Two days of lively discussion, literary celebration, and fun activities for both adults and children offer a wealth of opportunities for media coverage.

We provide press passes to credentialed media. Our Festival Director and many of the presenters are available for interview. If you’d like to attend the Festival or need more information, please contact Julia Drake.

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2020 #UNBOUND Virtual Festival Coverage

SF Bay View, May 10: As shelter-in-place extensions continue, the literary arts scene moves online

Chicago Now, May 10: Chicago Book Events Coming To You

KQED’s The California Report, May 1: As Economy Stalls, Renters Organize for Relief

Diablo Magazine, May 1: Bay Area Book Festival #UNBOUND

Literary Arts, May 1: Upcoming Literary Events and Connections

Bookbub.com, May 1: 12 Virtual Book Events You Can Attend from Your Couch in May

Berkeleyside, The Sit List, May 1: Five things to do while staying largely at home

Bay City News Service, April 30: Regional: Bay Area Book Festival Goes Virtual With Thought-Provoking Programs (was also syndicated to SF Gate)

Berkeleyside, April 30: Bay Area Book Festival returns with #UNBOUND, a virtual author conversation series

Bay Area Newsgroup, April 29:

*Mercury News: Bay Area Book Fest relaunches with online programs

*East Bay Times: Bay Area Book Fest relaunches with online programs

License to Drift, April 29: #UNBOUND By Our New Normal, Bay Area Book Festival Pivots to Virtual

The Pulitzer Prizes, April 28: Pulitzer Authors Featured at Bay Area Book Festival: #Unbound

KPFA’s Letters & Politics, April 28: How the Pandemia is Affecting Immigrant Workers in the U.S. & Voting at Home

SF Chronicle Datebook, April 24: Bay Area Book Festival looks to rebound with #Unbound

San Francisco Book Review, April 24: The Bay Area Book Festival Monthly: WHAT WE’RE READING

San Francisco Book Review, April 21: Bay Area Book Festival #Unbound: Chat with Authors from Your Living Room

Daily Californian, April 14: Bay Area Book Festival forges new paths in light of COVID-19 cancellation