Upcoming Events for 2023
North Park Book Fair
Great news: the North Park Book Fair is back on Saturday, June 24, 2023!!
The North Park Book Fair is an outdoor street festival in the heart of North Park which focuses on celebrating the unique literary communities of San Diego. This will be our third Fair, and we are so excited to do a bigger and better job than ever before. This year will include the use of the new North Park Mini Park, which has a built in stage for poetry and author events! Plus, more room for food, fun, and (of course) BOOKS!
We’re looking to showcase local booksellers, literary collectives, small presses, and local artists and artisans with a selection of literary, or book-related art. Please note that while we will do our best to accommodate all applicants, application acceptance and booth availability are not guaranteed.
If you’re interested in joining in, please fill out our vendor application form here:
When filling out the form, please make sure to describe your booth in as much detail as possible so that we can better understand your vision for the event.
Thank you for considering being a part of our book fair, and we look forward to hearing from you!
Verbatim Books Literary Events
Verbatim Books has hosted hundreds of events featuring local authors/poets, traveling authors, artists, musicians, performers, and much more. We twice produced the popular North Park Book Fair and are looking forward to creating more fun events for the public soon!
Things to know before contacting us about hosting your event:
As a primarily used bookstore, we rarely host traveling authors that we do not already sell in the store. Please do not contact us with sales pitches or attempts to get us to purchase new titles, we will not be able to respond to these messages.
We never buy or sell books via Amazon.
Since we don’t want to “play favorites,” we rarely host events for individual authors. If you would like to put together a lineup of authors/poets/etc. (as opposed to just one person) we will be much more likely to want to host that event!
We don’t really do the traditional “book signings” and prefer to do events that are engaging and experiential. We are looking for events that bring our patrons readings, discussions, multiple perspectives, etc.
We do not allow any professional photo shoots during business hours.
Commercial photography is not allowed without written permission from the owner.
Private Event Rentals
Unfortunately, we are not currently renting our space for private events. Please check back soon!