A Great Event.

"A shopping mall for books of every genre? That's called a bookstore. But a shopping mall where you can meet authors of ever genre? That's called OBAF, the Oregon Book and Author Fair. It's your one-stop-shopping opportunity to meet famous writers, veterans of your favorite craft, and the stars who are starting with their first book. You can talk face-to-face with a book's creator about the stories behind the story as well as get a personalized autograph for you or a loved one. It's a literary Black Friday extravaganza you don't have to wake up at 3:00 am for."

- David Ash, author of Haiku for Cat Lovers and the rest of the Haiku for Life Series

Formerly referred to as the Southern Oregon Book and Author Fair, this popular and well-attended annual
Northwest author fair is now in it's ninth year.  Started as a street-side author event in downtown Medford, the event has moved to different venues as it grew in popularity and size.  

With spaces for over 100 authors, our event is now one of the largest book and author fairs on the west coast.  While the event showcases Northwest writers, all writers are welcome to apply for one of the fair spaces.  It's also an opportunity for authors to meet and network with a special author event the evening before the book fair.

The 2011 Oregon Book and Author Fair (formerly the Southern Oregon Book and Author Fair) was be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Padgham Pavilion on the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Central Point, Oregon.  With sixty-two authors and at least three publishers attending, members of the public had a chance to meet some of the best writing talent in the Pacific Northwest as they signed their titles.

A world record attempt occurred on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 1:24 p.m. Registered authors attempted to set a world record for the number of authors signing copies of their individual books at one time.  We'll post the results as soon as we hear back from Guinness headquarters.