Date set for Northwest Bookfest

ImageNorthwest Bookfest, the mostly outside bookfair in Kirkland with the slogan “It’s raining books,” returns September 22-23, 2012.

Organizer Sheryn Hara handed out bookmarks at the last BPNW meeting and encouraged interested authors, publishers, and booksellers to sign up now for events and displays. She mentioned that moving the date from October to September should improve the chances of fair weather and even larger crowds.

Festival Logistics and Cost

NW Bookfest will have space for 100 exhibitors as well as time slots for about 80 authors/presenters.

There are twelve indoor exhibit spaces in the Peter Kirk Community Center. The fee for these spaces is $300 until July 31 and $350 after August 1. There will be pipe and drape supplied as well as one eight-foot table and two chairs.

The Bookfest’s outdoor vending space will be in the park and the parking lot. The fee for the outdoor spaces is $250 until July 31 and $300 after August 1. This fee includes a tent, the space, one 8-foot table and two chairs. Exhibitors are not allowed to bring their own tents.

Registration information available at