Once Upon A Book Fair 2024

Welcome to our annual author event where you’ll find a book for everyone! Yes, we have children’s authors–and YA too–but most of our books are written for adults! 😉

This year’s fair is a Cos-play event! Join in by wearing a costume to represent your favorite book character!  There will be a contest for the winning costumes, so try to out-do yourself!

We are hosting panels, are selling food, alcohol, and have activities planned for the entire family.

Best of all, there is NO admission fee!


Bookmark this page and check back often to watch it progress and grow as the event draws closer, and feel free to share with others.

Once Upon a Book Fair is scheduled for:

Saturday, October 12, 2024

10am to 5pm

Venue: San Marcos Community Center 

3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 92069


If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring a portion of the event, or registering as an author, please let us know any time by emailing Tanya Ross at tanyarossauthor@gmail.com

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

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!

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.