Find Your Favorite Authors at the 2019 Bay Area Book Festival

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!

StoryTime Circle

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!


12:30 PM – Ying Chang Compestine
1:00 PM – Tania de Regil
1:30 PM –  Mylo Freeman
2:00 PM – Rana DiOrio
2:30 PM – Nidhi Chanani
3:30 PM – Margaret Greanias


12:30 PM – K-Fai Steele
1:00 PM – Alice McGinty
1:30 PM – Meg Fleming
2:00 PM – Tim McCanna
2:30 PM – Andrea Tsurumi
2:30 PM – Nidhi Chanani
3:00 PM – Cindy Derby
3:30 PM – Oliver Chin

Word Power Stage

Here’s where you’ll find a variety of exciting, kid-friendly performances.