Get ready to come face-to-face with 250+ amazing authors at the 5th Anniversary Bay Area Book Festival in 2019, the most dynamic ever!  The Festival will fill downtown Berkeley with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book.

Meet national book award winners, NY Times top 10 authors, international writers, YA and children’s book legends, and a diverse cross-section of the of what the literary world has to offer. Keynote speakers include Anand Giridharadas (“Winners Take All”) in conversation with  Robert Reich, moderated by Kat Taylor! Explore tracks developed around immigration, modern slavery, motherhood, the environment, and prison reform.

The FREE Outdoor Fair includes Chronicle Stage, German Pavilion, exhibitors, all children’s programming, and more! It’s is a lively, immersive experience where readers meet writers and diverse communities gather to celebrate a love of books and reading. More than 200 literary exhibitors will delight you, free stages present acclaimed authors, and performances and fun activities for all ages abound.