Portland Book Festival

Bringing our community together to celebrate books and stories, and the ideas that drive them.

Every November, the Portland Book Festival brings more than 9,000 readers downtown to hear from more than 100 writers publishing across all genres in a one-day intergenerational celebration of books and stories. 

The Festival features on-stage author events, pop-up readings in art galleries, writing workshops, an extensive book fair, and much more.

This year’s festival will take place on November 7, 2020Subscribe to our monthly e-news and continue to check online for the latest news.

“Portland’s best-loved book festival is back—big, busy, and brimming with writers.” 

Portland Monthly

Ticket sales only make up about 12% of the total cost to put on the Festival. If you’d like to support the work we do and see Portland Book Festival thrive for years to come, please consider making a tax-deductible gift directly through our website.

ForPortland Book Festival media inquiries, contact Alyson Sinclair, Publicist, at alyson.sinclair@nectarliterary.com

Book Submissions

Submissions to this year’s Festival are now closed.

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Exhibitor Application

The Portland Book Festival hosts an extensive book fair featuring publishers, writing workshops and programs, and much more. Learn more about exhibiting at this year’s event.

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Join our incredible community of volunteers.
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How to Attend

All you need to know about the Portland Book Festival, including how to get there, how to attend events, and more.

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Past Festivals

View past lineups back to 2015, the year the Portland Book Festival relaunched as a program of Literary Arts.

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Festival Support

The Portland Book Festival, presented by Bank of America, is made possible by the support of our partners.

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