Book'toberfest 2014 | Mechanics' Institute

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Book'toberfest 2014
A book industry trade show and craft beer tasting

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Come hoist a stein with fellow book lovers and our Mechanics’ Institute members who are involved in the publishing industry! Meet the staff from local book publishers and literary journals, and many indie-publishers who are eager to share their knowledge. Network with editors, writing coaches and teachers, conference organizers, book shepherds, and more at this trade show reminiscent of our historic industrial fairs (this time with beer).

If you are a reader, writer, or beer connoisseur, you’ll love the creative vibe, selection of locally crafted beer, and plethora of new books coming out by local writers and small publishers.

This year's attendees will be: San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, Zyzzyva, LitQuake, Fourteen Hills, Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Ambush Review, Poetry Flash, Northern California Book Awards, Arroyo Literary Review, San Francisco Writers’ Conference, Stone Bridge Press, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, San Francisco Public Press, and Cameron Books.

Graciously sponsored by:

UC Berkeley Extension



Members Free
Public $15
Register now ›
3rd Floor Library
Taryn Edwards - 415-393-0103
Register now by using the form below or calling 415-393-0101.

Future Activities

Jun 4 - 11:00am

Write Now!
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group

Jun 4 - 12:00pm

How do the New Tax Laws Affect You, the Writer
a conversation with Bonnie Lee and Taryn Edwards

Jun 10 - 12:00pm

Virtual Tour of the Mechanics' Institute
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards

Jun 11 - 11:00am

Write Now!
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group

Jun 11 - 12:00pm

How to Set New Writing Goals When #ChangeHappens
a conversation with Debra Eckerling and librarian Taryn Edwards

Jun 16 - 12:00pm

Bloomsday Noon - A Montage of Readings, Performances, and Music on Zoom
Cosponsored by Mechanics’ Institute, Gray Area and Consulate General of Ireland, San Francisco and National Library of Ireland