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BABF | Bay Area Book Festival

May 7, 2022 - May 8, 2022

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Book Festival

We’re in the middle of planning one of our most exciting fests yet! We can’t wait to see you in person in our beloved Berkeley venues and park (with all health protocols, needless to say) — or through the virtual formats we’ll also use. Our authors will come from all over the world: from Berkeley to the rest of the U.S., the Middle East, Africa, South America, and Europe. Who says you can’t touch the world right now?

When? Soon! The 2022 festival will be held May 7-8. (For you true book nuts: We plan to reveal the full schedule and ticketing on Friday, April 8.)

Who? Here is a sneak peek of the program of the 2022 festival!

Where? Indoor author programs will fill multiple Downtown Berkeley venues. The Outdoor Fair, with at least one large adult program stage, a robust children’s area, and a couple hundred exhibitors and food vendors, will take over Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park.

Can I exhibit in the Outdoor Fair? If you’re a literary organization or a writer, yes! See details here.

Can I take part as an author? Unfortunately submissions for on-stage programs have closed for 2022, but many authors enjoy exhibiting in the Outdoor Fair in our Authors Pavilion. It’s not expensive, is great exposure, and is fun! Check it out!

Can I sponsor the event? Yes, we’d love to have you, and we offer tons of unique opportunities to connect with our engaged audience. We’ll customize a package to fulfill your specific goals, so reach out now to start a conversation.


May 7, 2022
May 8, 2022