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Portland Book Festival 2022

Sat, Nov 5, 2022 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm PDT

Day-of General Admission Festival Pass $25 + optional add-on events

Portland Book Festival, presented by Bank of America, returns to the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues on Saturday, November 5, 2022. This daylong event features author discussions, pop-up readings, writing classes for youth and adults, kids’ story time, an extensive book fair, local food trucks, and more!

Click here to see the full roster of events happening at and around Portland Book Festival. 

How to attend:

Portland Book Festival General Admission Passes are required for all events. Passes are $15 in advance and $25 day of Festival. Youth 17 & under, or with a valid high school ID get in FREE. All full-priced General Admission Passes include a $5 book fair voucher and entry into Portland Art Museum.

Once you have obtained a General Admission Pass, you can choose to add-on any of these three premium event tickets:

Friday Night Book Market
Mean Baby: Selma Blair in conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang
Carrie Soto Is Back: Taylor Jenkins Reid in conversation with Cheryl Strayed


Simplify your Festival experience by purchasing an all-inclusive Umbrella Pass. The Umbrella Pass includes: General Admission Festival Pass (which includes a $5 book fair voucher and entry into Portland Art Museum), Friday Night Book Market entry, premium reserved seats to the Taylor Jenkins Reid and Selma Blair events (and signed copies of their books) as well as an exclusive Portland Book Festival tote bag. (SOLD OUT)



Portland Book Festival COVID policy: At this time, proof of vaccination is not required for attendees of Portland Book Festival. Face masks are strongly recommended and some individual events at the Festival may require them. This policy is subject to change and will depend on a variety of factors including public health mandates, venue requirements, and artist preferences.