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Once Upon a Book Fair 2024

Welcome to our annual author event where you’ll find a book for everyone! We are transitioning this event over to a fresh webpage. Please go here for current details.

Once Upon a Book Fair 2024 is scheduled for:

Saturday, October 12th, 2024
10am to 4pm
Venue: San Marcos Community Center, Main Hall
3 Civic Center Dr. San Marcos, CA 92069
(San Diego North County)

If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring a portion of the event, or an author interested in participating, please let us know any time by emailing Tanya Ross at

You can begin planning now with this list of tips.

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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
…validates San Diego’s public library programs
…creates a unique cultural community event
…supports small business
…has education, inspiration, and imagination all in one fabulous place!

No tickets necessary! FREE fun for the whole family!

Once Upon a Book Fair 2024 is a literary celebration that immerses authors and readers in the adventures found at the turn of every page. Meet new authors, discover new books, get autographs, and vote on your favorite table.

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.