Book'toberfest 2013 | Mechanics' Institute

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Book'toberfest 2013
A book industry trade show and craft beer tasting

A graphic of a blue German beer stein with Booktoberfest 2013 printed on it.

Come hoist a stein with fellow book lovers and our Mechanics’ Institute members who are involved in the publishing industry! Meet Mark Coker from, 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, designers, book shepherds, graphic artists, agents, and more at this trade show reminiscent of our historic industrial fairs (this time with beer).

5:00 pm • Trade Show & Book Fair, 2nd floor Library
Members Free, Public $5
Advance Tickets are required.

7:00 pm • A Conversation with Mark Coker of Smashwords, 4th Floor Meeting Room
Members $5; Public $12
Limited seating available, advance tickets are required.

Graciously sponsored by:


Trade Show - Members Free / Public $5
Mark Coker Event - Members $5 / Public $12
Register now ›
4th Floor Meeting Room
Taryn Edwards - 415-393-0103
Register now by using the form below or calling (415) 393-0102.

Future Activities

Sep 28 - 11:00am

Teacherless Writing
A member-led writing group

Photographs of the panelists

Sep 28 - 6:00pm

Hallidie: The Man, the Building, & the Restoration
With Taryn Edwards, Rick Evans, and Bruce Albert

Oct 5 - 11:00am

Teacherless Writing
A member-led writing group

Photographs of the speakers

Oct 10 - 6:30pm

First Fiction: Ties that Bind
A Litquake Event