Seeking Carnival Games & Games of Chance


This year as part of our nod to the “fair” theme, we’ll be hosting several carnival games and games of chance! Aside from having fun at the Book Fair, we want to provide a fun way for groups and organizations to raise funds.

Have a silly, creative, insightful or satirical game idea? Want to offer tarot readings? Want to create a dunking booth, wheel of fortune, or ball-toss game? (Remember the “Throw a Shoe at Bush” carny game that appeared in Justin Herman Plaza in 2009? Photo below provided by LisaRuth Elliott)

We’d love to have you!  If you or anyone is interested in coordinating a booth, please get in touch! Although space would be free to you, we only have a limited number of booths available. Also, the event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, and we would ask you to commit to being there during those hours.

You can contact the book fair committee at bayareabookfair at

Please pass this invitation along!

throw-a-shoe at bush jan 2009