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Portland Book Festival 2021 will be a hybrid event.

This year’s Portland Book Festival will present virtual programming, brought to you by Bank of America, the week of November 8–12, 2021, and in-person events on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Portland Art Museum and Portland’5, as well as in-person writing workshops at our downtown Literary Arts space. 

Virtual passes will go on sale September 22
In-person passes will go on sale September 22

We will announce this year’s lineup of authors and events and tickets will go on sale on September 22. Youth 17 and under (and/or with a valid high school I.D.) will receive free entry. 

Please note: All attendees to the in-person Festival must show proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event date to attend. Mask must be worn in accordance with local mandates. Read more here.

Subscribe to our e-news and continue to check online for the latest news on the 2021 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.

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

Portland Monthly

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Join the Book Fair

The in-person festival will host exhibitors at Portland Art Museum, and the virtual marketplace returns.

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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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