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. 

This year’s Festival will take place online: November 5—21, 2020.


The digital festival will feature author events for all ages, pop-up readings, and writing classes. 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.

How to Attend

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

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Exhibitor Application

The Portland Book Festival hosts an extensive exhibitor fair featuring publishers, writing workshops and programs, and much more. Note: There will be no exhibitor fair in 2020.

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Book Submissions

Submissions to this year’s festival are now closed.

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Volunteer

Join our incredible community of volunteers.
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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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