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Once Upon a Book Fair 2023

Welcome to our annual author event where you’ll find a book for everyone!
Come back often to watch updates in real time as the event grows!

Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Art & Education Studios
340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025

🐲 10 a.m. to 4 p.m 🐲

No tickets necessary! FREE fun for the whole family!
(Take a look at last year’s fun!)

Books set your imagination on 🔥

Hosted by authors Jolie Tunnell and Tanya Ross

Once Upon a Book Fair…

…encourages literacy
…showcases multiple genres, something for everyone
…inspires youth
…shines a spotlight on local writers
…provides a rare meet and greet with published authors
…draws people together and celebrates diversity
…acclaims Escondido as a significant Center for the Arts
…validates San Diego’s public library programs
…creates a unique cultural community event
…supports small business
…education, inspiration, imagination

Participating Local Authors

(Can’t make it? Discover all of their books and shop now!)







Coming May 19th: “Spotlight on the Community” podcast interview with Drew Schlosberg


Mad appreciation for our sponsors and marketing partners!
🐉 We couldn’t do this without you!

Once Upon a Book Fair is a free event made possible by our location sponsor, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, the art & soul of our community, featuring concerts & performances, museum exhibits, education programs & special event venues.


Our marketing partner, the San Diego Writers Festival, offers free classes from world-class instructors as well as children’s programs, podcast, book club, contests, author events, and more.



We have an amazing team of volunteers, support staff, and advisors, donating time and talent all year to make this event possible. A heartfelt thank you to each and every one.