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'The Book Was Better' Film Festival

Special Event: Sat May 9th from 11am-6pm

We’re excited to announce a new project sponsored by Book/Shop in Oakland, who is organizing a film festival the way they were meant to be: a weekend event in the woods with food, swimming and books! There will be screenings of the work of filmmakers who have made films just for this event. 

The festival will take place on May 9, 2015 from 11AM to 6PM. You can spend the day swimming in the river (weather permitting), eating from the Rio’s cafe, and shopping for used books in stands stocked by our friends at Adobe Books and Owl Cave Books from San Francisco, Book Zoo in Oakland, and others (including items from Book/Shop!). 

We’ll have games to play, reading spots to relax in, and classic films adapted from books showing for free in the theater from 11-4:30. We’ll be screening the submitted entries for the festival at 5 pm.

ore information at Film Festival website on