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. Information about the 2020 event will be available in early 2020. Subscribe 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.
Join our annual celebration of books as a featured author in panel discussions and pop-up readings. Submissions are accepted from January to June of the festival year.
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.
Join our incredible community of volunteers.
Sign up to volunteer at this year’s event.
How to Attend
All you need to know about the Portland Book Festival, including how to get there, how to attend events, and more.