BIPOC Book Fair Coming to Seattle

Join us for a book fair that celebrates children’s books by authors of color.

The wonder of stories including us!

Sunday May 19 2024, 12 – 3 P.M.
Seattle Public Library’s Douglass-Truth Branch Meeting Room

We’re putting on a BIPOC book fair featuring a wide selection of books for children of all ages. EACH CHILD AND EACH TEEN ATTENDING RECEIVES A FREE BOOK OF THEIR CHOICE!

All books will be by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) authors and all will feature BIPOC characters, making this a wonderful celebration of stories and values from diverse communities. Local BIPOC authors be on hand to meet the youth and sign books.

Thanks to our partners Mam’s Books and the Seattle Public Library.

(This program is the final event in guest curator Nisi Shawl’s series “Reading and Writing the ‘Other,’” which highlights the importance of stories created for everyone.)


Every kid gets a book for free!

We’re still having a BIPOC book fair and inviting all kids who want to be there to come. But we couldn’t get all the books in time.  So now we’re asking you to join us on Saturday, DECEMBER 23; that’s when we’ll be at Portland, Oregon’s Norse Hall with a bunch of books by and about Black people, Indigenous people, and all kinds of people of color. Each kid’s admission ticket gets them one free book and the chance to buy as many more books as they like. Bay Area and online bookseller Sistah Scifi is providing a wide selection of titles, fiction and nonfiction.

Meet Local Authors

That includes books by award-winning authors Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford–they’re coming too! Shawl and Bradford plan to read their books’ exciting parts and answer questions about writing, bugs, and ghosts.

Two advantages to this date switch (in addition to having the books on hand for sure).  First, we can entertain and distract any kids on school breaks who may be driving their parents nuts; second we can guarantee blissful last minute present shopping for those who celebrate seasonal gift-giving.

Masks are required. A limited supply will be offered onsite.

  • BIPOC Bookfair
  • Saturday, December 23 from noon to 4 p.m.
  • $5 admission per person, waived on request
  • Every kids’ admission includes one free book
  • Norse Hall is at 111 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232
  • Buy tickets via our Eventbrite page (a limited number will be available at the door)