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, October 25, 10am-5pm and Sunday, October 26, 11am-5pm 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.

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.

Volunteer

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Without 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!

Parking

Download our Parking Map and Parking List for information on parking facilities and rates located near the Sacramento Convention Center.

Festival Hotels

Sheraton Grand
Sheraton Grand Sacramento
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, October 3, 2014

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

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-1234

Situated next door to the Sacramento Convention Center and across from the California State Capitol, the newly-renovated Hyatt Regency Sacramento is a contemporary urban hotel and resort in Sacramento. This luxury hotel is located in the city's vibrant downtown, just steps from shopping, restaurants theaters, landmarks and attractions.

For Hotel Reservations : book online or call 916-443-1234

To ensure the California Capital Book Festival special rate:

  1. Mention California Capital Book Festival when making reservations
  2. Make reservations before Friday, October 17 , 2014

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

We are no longer accepting book submissions for author/book presentation for the 2014 conference. Authors interested in an exhibitor booth or author table please visit our Exhibitors page.

Our Sponsors

Wells Fargo

SMUD

Sac Town Magazine

Sac Observer

Sacramento News and Review