Festival Exhibitors & Vendors

Bookmarks is proud to have indie published authors, nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and more as exhibitors at our annual festival
While the festival takes place over four days, exhibitors and vendors are part of Saturday's street festival only. For many members of the community, the street festival is the highlight, and we were honored to host 14,000 people at the 2018 street festival.

Save the Date  The 15th Annual Festival of Books & Authors will be held September 5-8, 2019

What does it mean to be an exhibitor?
Exhibitors and vendors purchase booths in order to promote and/or sell their own goods and services. While many exhibitors are authors, please note that exhibiting authors are not featured authors in Bookmarks' festival program. Exhibitors and vendors are not considered to be affiliates of Bookmarks, but are expected to observe our Exhibitor Guidelines.

Where will my exhibitor booth be?
The street festival spans from Bookmarks' bookstore location at 634 W. Fourth St. to Hanesbrands Theatre on Spruce St. in downtown Winston-Salem. Exhibitor booths will be arranged along Spruce St., Holly Ave., and Poplar St.
Exhibitor and vendor booths will be assigned by Bookmarks. Due to the volume of exhibitors and vendors, we are unable to accomodate special requests.

New in 2018: Exhibitor Scavenger Hunt
Bookmarks now offers an Exhibitor Scavenger Hunt option. Bookmarks will provide scavenger hunt forms for festival visitors that require them to search for items or complete tasks at exhibitor booths, including signing up for a mailing list or picking up a pen or bookmark. Bookmarks will also conduct multiple drawings and will provide prizes for the winners. The scavenger hunt is designed to encourage festival visitors to explore and visit many exhibitor booths. Participation is encouraged but not required.

To proceed, please send an email to read@bookmarksnc.org to confirm your interest in participating as an exhibitor or vendor at the 2019 Festival of Books & Authors. Bookmarks will follow up with an application and payment information.