The California Capital Book Festival is Coming!

AuthorThe 2014 California Capital Book Festival is a free public event for book lovers, featuring prize-winning authors, presentations, children’s entertainers and activities, booksellers and other exhibitors. This inaugural literary event will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 25 & 26, 2014 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Meet and hear famous authors and illustrators, from across the US and around the world, as they present and sign their books.

Visit special venues: Culinary Delights, Kids Alley, Field of Sports, and All Things Pets. The Book Festival will feature hundreds of authors, publishers, booksellers, comics, graphic novels, rare books, and special entertainment.

Author Lineup

The Keeper Peter Mehlman Brenada Novak Cara Black Rhys Bowen Teresa Rhyne

New York Times best-selling author John Lescroart and former Seinfeld writer-producer and multiple primetime Emmy Award nominee Peter Mehlman are among the more than 120 authors who will participate in the California Capital Book Festival on October 25 & 26.

Other authors include NYT bestselling authors: Brenda Novak, Cara Black, Rhys Bowen, and Teresa Rhyne.

For a complete list of CCBF authors browse our Author Lineup.

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Festival Venues

Kid’s Alley

Kid's Alley

Kids of all ages (including adults) will find fun and exciting activities all week-end at the Book Festival. Age appropriate activities will be listed in our schedule of events as they are added to the agenda.

  • Storytelling and reading by children/teen book authors.
  • School of Comics.
  • Art Blast activities.
  • Storybook characters photo opportunities.
  • Earn the Book Festival Badge –Scouts badges or for non scouts, it’s a fun souvenir of your visit to the festival.

Field of Sports

Sacramento is a sports town and we will feature it all! Not only do we play it, watch it, and support it – the Sacramento region has produced some great athletes and a number of great sports writers who have produced outstanding sports books.

  • Featuring the latest in sports books.
  • Panel discussions with some of the greats in sport writing.
  • Historic presentation of the history of sports in the Sacramento Region.
  • Purchase or just view some wonderful sports memorabilia.

Field of Sports

All Things Pets

All Things Pets

If you have a special critter in your life or you want to have a “new special friend” you will want to visit All Things Pets.

  • The latest authors and books.
  • Demos of dog sports: Freestyle, Agility, and more.
  • Learn to give your pet therapy massage.
  • Alternative medicine and treatments for animals.
  • Get information to participate in: Read Dogs, Therapy Animals and more.
  • Adoptions - on-site from local agencies.

Culinary Delights

Highlighting Sacramento’s “Farm to Fork Capital of America" the Book Festival will highlight famous chefs and the many wonderful cook books available. All presentation will feature the bountiful foods and wines from our region.

  • Live demonstrations from world famous chefs.
  • Local restaurant chefs demonstrating popular dishes.
  • Live filming of some of your favorite TV cooking shows.
  • Opportunities to meet cook-book authors and get your books signed.

Culinary Delights


AuthorWithout our volunteers the California Capital Book Festival would not exist. Volunteers donate their time, talent, and money so that the Festival remains a free community-wide event, accessible to everyone. As a volunteer you will be joining dozens of other volunteers in support of literacy, writing, libraries, and community reading programs. Least you think we're all work and no play, we love books! Volunteering is more than just donating your time, it's also a great opportunity to meet new friends who share your passion for reading. Sign-up now and join the fun!


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1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(800) 325-3535

The Sheraton Grand Sacramento is a contemporary hotel in the heart of California’s capital city. Situated in the beautifully restored Public Market Building at 1230 J Street, the hotel offers sophisticated accommodations and top-of-the-line amenities. Located right next door to the Sacramento Convention Center, the Sheraton is also walking distance to many restaurants and entertainment. The Sheraton is a non-smoking hotel.

For Hotel Reservations - call (800) 325-3535 or book online for special rates.

To ensure the California Capital Book Festival special rate:

1. Mention California Capital Book Festival when making reservations
2. Make reservations before Friday, September 26, 2014

Room Rates $129.00 Single/Double Rooms and rates are subject to availability.

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