Portland Book Festival

This is a past event. Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 9:00am 6:00pm

Portland Art Museum 1219 S.W. Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205

Literary Arts’ annual celebration of books, the Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival), presented by Bank of America, returns.

Featuring over 100 authors, including Mac Barnett, H. W. Brands, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Tom Hanks, Lauren Groff, Abbi Jacobson, Rachel Kushner, Ada Limón, Terese Marie Mailhot, Marissa Meyer, Eileen Myles, Tommy Orange, Gregory Pardlo, Peter Sagal, Hampton Sides, Luis Alberto Urrea and many more.

New for 2018: pre-order a book when you purchase your festival pass for guaranteed entry into two separate headliner events, featuring Tom Hanks and Abbi Jacobson. Pre-orders will close on October 26, 2018 and are limited to venue capacity.

Note: Copies of both titles will be available for sale at the festival; however, day-of book purchases will not guarantee entry to these two events. As with all festival events, seating will be first-come, first-served until capacity is reached.

Advance wristband pickup will be available at the Portland Art Museum on November 8 and 9, 2018. More information to come.

Event Type

Festival, Readings & Talks

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Adult advance passes are $15 (day-of passes increase to $20) and include a $5 voucher to spend at the extensive book fair, and youth 17 and under or with high school ID attend FREE. Festival passes include all-day admission to the Portland Art Museum.


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