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The Portland Book Festival


Portland Art Museum Southwest
Sat Nov 10, 9 am All Ages


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Recommended by Erik Henriksen

Formerly known as Wordstock, the Portland Book Festival is now saddled with a stultifyingly boring name—but it’s still crammed with great authors and events, so we’ll allow it. This year’s fest features eight billion booksellers and publishers selling their wares (from Southwest Portland’s Annie Bloom’s Books to San Francisco’s McSweeney’s), plus readings, discussions, lit-centric recordings of OPB’s Think Out Loud and State of Wonder, and appearances from local authors Daniel H. Wilson and Mercury columnist Courtenay Hameister, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!’s Peter Sagal, and literary bigshot Jonathan Lethem. Also in attendance: Tom Hanks, who’ll be talking about his short story collection Uncommon Type with New York Times book critic Parul Sehgal, and Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson, who’ll be onstage with Shrill author Lindy West to discuss Jacobson's new book, I Might Regret This! And that’s not even getting into the reliably fun, reliably boozy (and reliably free!) Lit Crawl!

Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park, Portland, OR 97205
Hours: Tues-Wed, Sat-Sun 10 am-5 pm, Thurs-Fri 10 am-8 pm

Venue Hours
  • Tues-Wed, Sat-Sun 10 am-5 pm, Thurs-Fri 10 am-8 pm
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat Nov 10, 9 am