The 2016 Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival was held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Portland Art Museum.
The festival featured 48 on-stage author discussions, including activities for readers of all ages. Pop-up readings and musical performances were also held in the galleries. The extensive book fair featured over 86 vendors, while the museum’s outdoor sculpture area held a beverage garden and local food trucks. Wordstock also offered a series of workshops for youth and adults. The weekend of literary celebration kicked off with a special opening night party and fundraising event called The Bookmark Ball on Thursday, November 4.