Portland Book Festival

Virtual Marketplace Application

Portland Book Festival, presented by Bank of America, offers exhibitors the opportunity to reach thousands of book lovers who are ready to buy your products or learn about their services. We look forward to celebrating books—across all genres and age-groups—with you virtually this November! 

The Portland Book Festival Virtual Marketplace is an online center that provides #PDXBookFest exhibitors with a virtual space to showcase your business during the festival online during the Portland Book Festival (November 8-13, 2021). Connect with our audiences in the Pacific Northwest, and across the country, with a Standard or Premium Listing.


Virtual Marketplace Pricing & Application

Standard Listing – $50:

Your organization will be featured among other Exhibitors with an image selected by you and brief text about your organization. The image will link to a URL of your choice (an organizational website is most common), where visitors can find more information about your services and products. Each Exhibitor will also be mentioned in a tweet from the Literary Arts Twitter.

Premium Listing – $250:

Want more eyes on your listing? Our premium listing option means your organization will be featured in a prominent position at the top of the Virtual Marketplace page, with an image selected by you and brief text about your organization. The image will link to a URL of your choice (an organizational website is most common), where visitors can find more information about your services and products. In addition to being featured in a tweet from the Literary Arts Twitter with a direct link to your website, premium Exhibitors we be featured with an image in our pre-show slideshow, to play before each virtual event.
*Note: A limited number of premium listings are available.

Please view the Virtual Marketplace here to see how your organization could be featured!

To Apply:

To become a part of PBF’s 2021 Virtual Marketplace, apply via the online form below. Once your application is processed, a link to pay online will be sent to you. Applications and payment must be received by October 25, 2021. 

All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. You will hear from us within three business days of submitting your application. Note: Literary Arts reserves to right to refuse an application for any or no reason.

Questions? Please reference our FAQs below the application form.


Virtual Marketplace Exhibitor Application

Please fill out the application below, taking care to fill in all required fields (marked with a red asterisk). You will receive an email from Festival organizers within three business days of your submission.
  • Exhibitor Information

  • AGREEMENT


Frequently Asked Questions

What will the Virtual Marketplace look like?

View the Virtual Marketplace here to see how your organization could be featured!

Who can exhibit?

To exhibit at the Portland Book Festival, exhibitors must sell books or book-related materials, or represent a literary program. Book-related materials could include, for example, journals, eyeglasses, apparel, paper goods and stationery, or other items that would be of interest to readers and book lovers.

How many vendors will there be in the Virtual Marketplace?

In an in-person Festival year, we have nearly 100 exhibitors in our lively fair and often have to turn away many applicants due to limited space. But we do not have to face those issues in this virtual space! We hope the Virtual Marketplace brings the same diverse array of exhibitors and many more for our audience members to connect with and browse through as they attend #PDXBookFest events November 8-13, 2021.

How many visitors do you anticipate to the Virtual Marketplace?

In 2020, we had 2,700 visitors to the Virtual Marketplace during the Festival, plus additional direct clicks for Exhibitors from social media and newsletter features. Literary Arts has a large online following: 22,000 combined Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram followers, 40,000 newsletter subscribers, and we typically get 50,000 website visitors during the month of November. We will promote the Virtual Marketplace in our communications (see below).

How will the Virtual Marketplace be promoted?

The Virtual Marketplace will be featured in our communications materials about the Portland Book Festival, including press releases, regular newsletters, schedule/brochures, and on social media. The Virtual Marketplace will be featured prominently on the Portland Book Festival’s website homepage. We are excited to be able to highlight these exhibitors for the duration of the Festival in November.

For how long will the Virtual Marketplace run?

The Virtual Marketplace will be hosted for the same duration as the Festival, from Monday, November 8 through Saturday, November 13.

Still have questions? Please contact Liz Olufson, Literary Arts’ Public Programs Manager, at liz@literary-arts.org.