Get ready to come face-to-face with 250+ amazing authors at the 5th Bay Area Book Festival, the most dynamic ever this May 4 + 5! The Bay Area Book Festival will fill downtown Berkeley with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book. Check out the great line up for Children and Teens.
Young Readers Stage
From tots to tweens, your kids will love meeting the authors and illustrators of their favorite books in Martin Luther King Civic Center Park.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Programs for Young Adults
Top-selling YA author readings and signings, movie screenings, virtual reality, and more!
Bring your little ones for a read-aloud with our all-star lineup of picture book authors. Nestled on the lawn in Martin Luther King Civic Center Park!
Word Power Stage
Here’s where you’ll find a variety of exciting, kid-friendly performances.
11:00 AM – Emerging Voices: 2019 Young Authors Writing Contest Winners
12:15 PM – Literary Death Match (Middle Grade Edition)
1:45 PM – Alphabet Rockers Live Show
2:00 PM – Poet Connie Post
3:15 PM – Native Voices — Winners of the 2019 Graton Student Writing Contest
4:30 PM – Poet Dani Gabriel