Great Valley Bookfest

 BOOK IT: October 8th, 2016



Saturday, Oct 8th 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00pm.

Free admission!

The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley aka Bass Pro Center Hwy 120 @ Union Road exit ~ 280 Lifestyle Rd., Manteca, CA

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The Great Valley Bookfest is a small, non-profit organization. We are grateful to all who contribute to ensure that the festival is free to all.
or please send donations to the address below: Great Valley Bookfest P.O. Box 2188 Manteca, CA 95336

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Great Valley Bookfest 2016 Season!

Readers and revelers will once again gather at the Great Valley Bookfest—a fun-filled festival for all!

Exhibiting Author & Vendor Applications are now available for 2016.

Please download this form to your computer, fill out, save, and send as attachment to or mail hardcopy to P.O. Box 2188, Manteca, CA 95337.

Download Exhibiting Author & Vendor Form

Exhibiting at the Great Valley Bookfest you’ll have your own space for the day where you can meet and interact with thousands of attendees and showcase your work, services, and programs.   Whether you are an author, poet, publisher, or have a business that relates to reading, the Great Valley Bookfest provides you the opportunity to connect with avid readers to celebrate the FUN of reading!


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Sharing the LOVE of Books!


“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
– Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice


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Book IT! October 8th, 2016








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Accepting 2016 Great Valley Bookfest

SPONSORSHIP Applications

Please take a moment to look over our GVBF Sponsorship information (click here)  and let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you in becoming a “SPONSOR” for the 2016 Great Valley Bookfest.  There are many opportunities available and we are sure there is one right for you! We know, with your help, we will continue to provide access to a spectacular Bookfest event for the Central Valley of California. The day includes author talks on six stages, a costume parade, slam poetry performances, street performers, cooking demos, self-publishing seminars, writers’ workshops, new and used booksellers, class-authored book displays, arts & crafts, plus gourmet food and beverage vendors. The mission of the Great Valley Bookfest is to provide a family-friendly festival that celebrates literacy and promotes the written word in the heart of California’s Central Valley. Our goal is to make as much of the Great Valley Bookfest as free as possible to the public. We don’t charge an entrance fee, or a fee for the public to participate with the authors. Contact us at michele [@] for any questions.

Thank you for your consideration and support.

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Thank you to our generous sponsors who help

Celebrate the Fun of Reading at the Great Valley Book Festival!

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OUR MISSION for the Great Valley Bookfest is to create a family-friendly festival that celebrates literacy and promotes the written word in the heart of California’s Central Valley.


Benefiting Literacy Organizations in the California Central Valley:


Friends of the Library

Great Valley Writing Camps

Give Every Child A Chance

San Joaquin County Office of Education (SCHOOLS)

At the Great Valley Bookfest we celebrate the fun of reading with author talks, autographs, cooking demos, workshops, costume parade, contests, vendors, and books, books, books!

We invite you to view a few images from the

2015 Great Valley Bookfest

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