Become a Friend of the Festival!

Please complete the form below and click "Submit" to become a Friend of the Festival. If you would like to make a wholly tax-deductible contribution to the Bay Area Book Festival and not receive any benefits, please use our general donation form.

Details about Friend of the Festival membership levels and benefits and other ways to give are located to the right of this form (or below this form on mobile).

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Paperback Writer - $50
Literary Muse - $100
Passionate Reader - $250
Cult Classic - $500
Breakout Author - $1,000
Hot New Talent: Patron - $5,000
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At this time, we offer the following Friend of the Festival membership levels and benefits:

Paperback Writer - $50

At the Festival: 1 General Admission Wristband

Literary Muse - $100

At the Festival: 2 General Admission Wristbands

Passionate Reader - $250

At the Festival: 2 General Admission Wristbands + 4 Priority Tickets

Cult Classic - $500

At the Festival: 2 General Admission Wristbands + 6 Priority Tickets + Invitation for one to Authors Gala

Breakout Author - $1,000

At the Festival: Invitation for 2 to Authors Gala + Up to 8 Priority tickets and 2 General Admission Wristbands

Hot New Talent: Patron - $5,000

At the Festival: Invitation for 4 to Authors Gala + 2 Ultimate Passes (VIP access to all programs)

Prize Winner: Patron - $10,000

At the Festival: Patronage or Sponsorship of a Festival literary program, with opportunities for engagement, recognition, and promotion (for businesses or your designated nonprofit) + Invitation for 8 to Authors Gala (clients welcome!) + 4 Ultimate Passes (VIP access to all programs)


To join at the Prize Winner: Sponsorship level, please contact our office or follow the check mailing instructions below.

Other Ways to Give

Mail a check, payable to “Bay Area Book Festival,” to 1569 Solano Avenue #635, Berkeley, CA 94707

Give appreciated securities and save on taxes. Email us for instructions to give your broker.

If you’re over 70 ½, make a charitable qualified distribution from your IRA and satisfy your minimum qualified distribution. Email us for details.

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