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6th Annual NW Book Festival

Annual NW Book Festival is popular summer event in downtown Portland.
Annual NW Book Festival is popular summer event in downtown Portland.
NW Book Festival

A summer book fair is the perfect venue for book fans who not only want to connect with their favorite authors, but are also on the lookout for something new to read. That's why local book lovers are counting down the days to the 6th Annual NW Book Festival. This popular summer event takes place Saturday, July 26th, from 11am to 5pm at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, OR.

Those browsing the tables and booths--over 60 this year--will find a wide variety of books and genres to choose from. Looking for something to whisk you away from the dog days of summer? Titles include science fiction, fantasy, YA, mystery, thrillers, suspense, romance, and paranormal/horror. If delving into the past is more your style, check out the selection of biographies, memoirs, histories, and historical fiction books available. Family sagas, self-help, health, humor, poetry, inspirational, and Christian fiction? They're here, too, as well as a good assortment of children's books. Something for the entire family!

More than 100 writers--including many from around the Pacific NW-- will be on hand to sign, sell, and chat with readers about their books. For a complete listing of titles and participating authors, please check the NW Book Festival website. Representatives from area publishers, plus writers groups like NIWA and the NWPA, will also be available to answer questions.

The first NW Book Festival was organized by local author Dr Veronica Esagui. Originally held in West Linn, OR, the annual book fair was moved to Pioneer Courthouse Square in 2010 where it has been held ever since. The Square is located at the corner of SW Sixth Avenue and SW Morrison in downtown Portland.

Do you love books? Then make plans now to attend this year's NW Book Festival "on the bricks" in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square. Saturday's event is free and open to the public.