Portland Book Festival 2018

November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Portland Book Festival — 2018

The Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock) presented by Bank of America will be held on November 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues in downtown Portland, Oregon. Purchase your advance pass.

The festival features author readings and discussions for book lovers of all ages, adult and youth writing workshops, a book fair, food trucks, and pop-up events throughout the day.

The 2018 lineup and festival schedule is available now. Sign up for the Literary Arts newsletter to be the first to hear updates about the festival.
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Advance Passes

*NEW for 2018: Advance wristband pickup will be available at the Portland Art Museum on November 8 and 9, 2018. More information to come.

Passes are $15 in advance / $20 at the door. Passes include access to Portland Book Festival events and the Portland Art Museum and a $5 book voucher redeemable at the book fair. Admission is FREE to attendees 17 under (or with a valid High School ID). *Free passes do not include a $5 book voucher.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Attendees must present paper or e-pass, including free youth passes, at the Festival box office, on SW Park Avenue in front of the Portland Art Museum, the day of the Festival in order to pick up an official wristband. Wristbands are REQUIRED for entry into all events and the festival book fair. If you do not have a wristband, you will be sent to the box office before you are granted entry into any of the Festival venues. Plan to arrive at least half an hour before the first event you would like to attend in order to visit the box office and pick up your wristband.

Advance Passes


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to access@pam.org, or call 503-226-2811.