• from your home
  • Berkeley, California

#UNBOUND

It’s happening—the virtual Bay Area Book Festival, called Bay Area Book Festival #UNBOUND! We’re presenting a slate of stellar virtual programming featuring top authors and speakers in conversation about topics that urgently matter. 

We’ve distilled a slate of programming that beautifully represents key themes of the original 2020 Fest, fine-tuned for the current moment: voting rights; wellness and health; family, children's, and young-adult literary fare; and, of course, meaty and stirring conversations about literature, art, and the life of the mind and imagination. 

#UNBOUND launches on May 1, our original 2020 Festival weekend (plus one extra day), on the Festival's YouTube channel. With programs on the evenings of May 1, 2, and 3 (and children’s programs during the daytime), we’ll then transition to Tuesday and Thursday evenings, with Young Adult programs on Wednesday night — and the occasional Saturday night surprise.

While the programs will be free (except for the occasional fundraiser), we’re asking attendees to register for the “premiere” of each, with a live chat feature. 

Upcoming Dates For This Event:
  • Wednesday, May 27
  • Thursday, May 28
  • Friday, May 29
  • Saturday, May 30
  • Sunday, May 31
  • Monday, June 1
  • Tuesday, June 2
  • Wednesday, June 3
  • Thursday, June 4
  • Friday, June 5
  • Saturday, June 6
  • Sunday, June 7
  • Monday, June 8
  • Tuesday, June 9
  • Wednesday, June 10
  • Thursday, June 11
  • Friday, June 12
  • Saturday, June 13
  • Sunday, June 14
  • Monday, June 15
  • Tuesday, June 16
  • Wednesday, June 17
  • Thursday, June 18
  • Friday, June 19
  • Saturday, June 20