Books, books, books! If you love books & the literary world then plan on attending the annual Bay Area Book Festival usually held in June. Downtown Berkeley streets are overtaken by stalls showcasing poets, writers, booksellers, publishers, anything book-related. A giant book sculpture, created in Civic Park, is made of over 50,000 books and all are free for the taking. Throughout this free two-day event there are readings, lectures & panel discussions in various downtown venues. Food carts and kid-friendly events welcome all ages. Bring your book bag and your curiosity! A wonderful event that will feed your soul!