The 2017 Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock) features over 150 presenters in over 40 onstage events, over 60 pop-up readings.
Events by genre:
- All kids events
- Young Adult (YA)
- Oregon authors
- New York Times
- Pop-up readings
Events by location/stage:
- Portland Art Museum
- First Congregational United Church of Christ
- Oregon Historical Society
- The Old Church
BOOK SIGNING AND POLICIES
Authors will sign books immediately following their on-stage event (unless otherwise noted). Books must be purchased from a festival bookstore in order to be signed, with the exception of one pre-owned book per author.
The 2017 festival is delighted to launch satellite bookstore at most of the festival stages, where attendees can purchase a book and get it signed on site. Authors will sign books immediately following the end of their event.
ON-SITE SALES AND SIGNING *new for 2017!
- The Old Church (YA stage): Powell’s
- Oregon Historical Society: Broadway Books
- First Congregational United Church of Christ: Powell’s
- Children’s stage at Portland Art Museum’s Miller Gallery: Green Bean Bookstore
- Middle grade stage at Portland Art Museum’s Crumpacker Library: Green Bean Bookstore
SIGNING AT THE KRIDEL GRAND BALLROOM AT PAM (Powell’s)
- Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum
- Portland’5 stages: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Winningstad Theatre, and Brunish Theatre
Remember: your $5 voucher is good at any vendor at the book fair!
All books purchased at Portland Book Festival, through the Powell’s, Broadway Books, Green Bean, or Annie Bloom’s bookstores, or at any of the book fair vendors support the authors and publishers who travel from near and far to share their work at the festival and the booksellers and vendors who invest time and expense to be at the book fair. Literary Arts asks attendees to respect and follow this policy. Please buy early and often and know you are supporting the sustainability of Portland Book Festival.
Book dealers are NOT allowed to bring books into the book signing area. Dealers with rolling carts and/or wagons are not allowed on the festival grounds.