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2019 Portland Book Festival

Sat, Nov 9, 2019

Join Literary Arts for the annual Portland Book Festival, presented by Bank of America, returning on November 9, 2019. This one-day event features local and national authors presenting onstage events, pop-up readings, and workshops. Enjoy activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair, local food trucks, entry to the Portland Art Museum, and more. Gather with your community and celebrate our shared passion for books.

View the full program below:


Purchase your advance pass now.

Adult passes are $15 in advance$20 at the door. Paid admissions includes a $5 book voucher redeemable at the book fair. Admission is free to youth ages 17 and younger and students with a valid high school ID. *Note: free tickets do not include the $5 book fair voucher.

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View the Festival author lineup.

The full 2019 Festival program is available now, and will be printed in the Wednesday, November 6 issue of the Willamette Week. Click here to download a printable one-page schedule.

Each year, the Portland Book Festival brings thousands of readers to the Southwest Park Blocks for a day-long celebration at the Portland Art Museum, First Congregational United Church of ChristThe Old ChurchOregon Historical SocietyNorthwest Film Center, and three of the stages of Portland’5: the Brunish Theatre, the Winningstad Theatre, and the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Thank you to our wonderful partners and our vibrant literary community for making this event possible.