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Support the Oakland Book Festival

The Oakland Book Festival is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to education, literacy, and public discourse. The Festival is made possible by the City of Oakland and the generosity of individuals and institutions committed to creating a nationally recognized book festival in Oakland, California. We hope that you, dear reader, share this commitment and will consider supporting the Festival with a financial contribution.

If you'd prefer to send a check, please address it to us here:

Oakland Book Festival
2301 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612

Feel free to contact us directly to discuss giving options. All donations are tax deductible and will be used solely for the purpose of sustaining the Oakland Book Festival. Individual donors will be recognized and thanked on our website and printed program. Corporate and institutional sponsors will be invited to have their logos featured on our website, program, and promotional materials. 


To volunteer for the Oakland Book Festival, please contact us at

Lead Image: Engine Company 22, Oakland Fire Department, 1943. Courtesy Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room.