Bay Area Book Festival 2017

June 3, 2017 11:00 AM -
June 4, 2017 9:00 PM
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  • About this conference

    Over the weekend of June 3rd and 4th, 2017, the third annual Bay Area Book Festival will fill downtown Berkeley with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book.

    Whether you're a fan of science fiction or history, of fiction or memoir, of poetry or food writing, of children's literature or science, come experience one of the best book festivals on the planet!

    About Bay Area Book Festival

    The San Francisco Bay Area is a legendary literary mecca, the global capital of digital innovation, and a leader in social change. It's the perfect home for a world-class, free, international book festival celebrating the marvels of the written word. Taking place in downtown Berkeley, the two-day event burst onto the literary scene in June 2015 with a festival presenting 300 authors, streets filled with literary exhibitors, and a massive public art installation of a "library temple" made of 50,000 books for the public to take for free. The second event, held June 4-5, 2016, again featured 300 speakers from the Bay Area and around the world, Berkeley streets renamed "Literary Lane," "Radical Row," "Eco Alley" and filled with 230 exhibitors, a large Children's Area and stage, the return of the library-temple, and -- new for 2016 -- a mini film festival on cinema and literature created with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. The next festival is scheduled for June 3-4, 2017.

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