• Press Room

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.

2020 #UNBOUND Virtual Festival Coverage

San Francisco Book Review, July 21: What We’re Reading This July Column

Book Riot, July 21:  Virtual Events You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer

KALW, July 15: Dr. Louise Aronson Wants Us To Redefine Aging

SF Chronicle Datebook, July 1: Summer offers screen time with acclaimed authors

Diablo Magazine Dish, July 1: Food for Thought: Will Restaurants Survive?

Edible East Bay, June 29: Food for Thought: Will Restaurants Survive?

Berkeleyside Nosh, 25: Food for Thought: Will Restaurants Survive?

KQED Do List, June 24: The Bay Area Book Festival Asks, Will Restaurants Survive?

San Francisco Book Review, June 19: What We’re Reading This June Column

San Francisco Chronicle, June 17: Bay Area political events: Equity in the black community, young adult voting rights

San Francisco Chronicle Datebook, June 5: Black authors discuss George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and the revolutionary power of poetry

Pacific Sun/Bohemian, June 5: Join the Conversation With These Timely Online Discussions

The Sacramento Observer, June 5: Overview of #UNBOUND Festival and highlight of The Witness We Bear

The Berkeleyside Sit List, June 4: 5 Things You Can Do to Support The Black Community

KPFA’s Women’s Magazine, June 1: Interview with Carol Anderson

LA Review of Books: The Online Pivot: California’s Cultural Institutions Adjust to the New Reality

San Francisco Chronicle, May 23: Coronavirus pandemic intensifies fight over voter access

Pacific Sun/North Bay Bohemian, May 21: 5 Ways To Stay Connected in the North Bay This Weekend

San Francisco Book Review, May 21: What We’re Reading This May Column

Bay Area Reporter, May 19: Bay Area Book Festival’s online author events “Sex, Art and Power” with Garth Greenwell and Lidia Yuknavitch

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

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#UNBOUND Collateral

Video Trailers

Video Trailers


Launch trailer for our Virtual Programming #UNBOUND



















#UNBOUND Graphics

#Unbound Graphics



Logos, Promotional, Art

Logos, Promotional, Art


Press Photos

Literary Programs

Literary Programs


Book Signings

Book Signings


Children and Free Books

Children and Free Books


Festival Authors Gala

Festival Authors Gala


Women Lit

Women Lit


Free Outdoor Fair

Free Outdoor Fair