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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 fifth annual Bay Area Book Festival, May 4-5, 2019, in downtown Berkeley.

Press Kit

Download our festival logopress photos, and view our ticketing press release, press releases on our new literary society and our outdoor fair,  plus press releases in partnership with Alta Journal of California, Mother Jones, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, and UC Berkeley.

We’ve also broken down the festival’s programming into different areas of interest. They include:

Activism, Politics, and Current Events

Women and Gender


Children and Families

Teens and Young Adults

Living Well

Sci-fi and Fantasy

Environment and Nature


Writing and Publishing

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To receive information about the 2018 festival, please contact Scott Horton. We will issue press passes to credentialed members of the press.

What Others Are Saying:

“Thank you for keeping book festivals alive!!! So great to listen to authors wander among REAL books and pick up something I wasn’t searching for.”

“Caution: The Bay Area Book Fest has been known to seize the mind and engender pellucid perceptual processes that cause creative paradigm shifts.”

“The Bay Area Book Festival is a wonderful addition to our community! See you all there.”

“Yay Book Festival! Looking forward to another thrilling weekend bursting with good books and authors.”

Women Lit Speaker Series Coverage

2018 Bay Area Book Festival Coverage

Selected 2017 Bay Area Book Festival Coverage

Selected 2016 Bay Area Book Festival Coverage

Selected 2015 Bay Area Book Festival coverage