San Diego 15th Annual Open Air Book Fair

Fall 2003 (Vol. IV, No. 3) Table of Contents

Opening to San Diego Open Air Book Fair (University & 5th, looking south down 5th Avenue)


The 15th Annual San Diego Booksellers Association Open Air Book Fair was held on June 8th, 2003, with glorious sunny weather and about 7000 people roaming the booths of the 56 new and used booksellers, publishers, authors and literacy groups.

Pacific Rim Press’s Booth

Thanks are due to the volunteers from the San Diego Booksellers Association and from the Hillcrest Business Association, for the time they spent making sure the Book Fair went off smoothly. Sponsors of the Fair were Harcourt Trade Publishers, Baker & Taylor, Ingram Book Co., Brilliance Audio, Ben & Jerry’s and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Authors Jean Ferris, Randy Wayne White, Mary Yukari Waters, J. F. Freedman, Diane Leslie and Ann Taylor Fleming, Abe Opincar and T. Jefferson Parker all held “author events” during this one day Fair.

Lots of folks really seemed to enjoy seeing how many of their fellow citizens enjoy reading and words!


San Diego Booksellers Ass’n Appraisal Booth
Materials for the ‘Zine Making Workshop


Starbucks meets a traditional sewing frame used by a bookbinder
T. Jefferson Parker, author, speaking at his ‘author event’

By: Kris Nelson
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