3rd Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair is June 3-5

Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF) sponsored by The Black Group. The Fair is an offshoot of Blue Nile Press a Sacramento Publisher of Black Books. This historic event will take place from June 3-5, 2016, in historic Oak Park, at eight different venues: Underground Books, Brick house Art Gallery, Guild Theater, Sacramento Food Bank, Women’s Civic Improvement Club/Center, the historic Alpha Kappa Sorority house, McClatchy Park, and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

It will bring writers, publishers, readers, children’s area, a community parade and vendors from Sacramento, the state, the country, and the international community, to a celebration of reading and writing, right here in River City. The event headquarters and check-in site will be housed at the historic Women’s Civic Improvement Club/ Center (WCIC), 3555 3rd Ave., Sacramento, CA 95817. SBBF is free and open to the general public.

For more information please visit our website: http://www.sacramentoblackbookfair.com or contact Faye Wilson Kennedy at (916) 484-3749.

Check out the OPENING EVENTS below on Fri-6/3 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Please RSVP by Sunday, May 29 to Faye at faye@bluenilepress.com.

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Bring the kids to the Sacramento Black Book Fair‘s KIDS ZONE. Lots of fun activities story time, art & crafts, bookmobile, computers, music, and free books!! For more info please visit: sacramentoblackbookfair.com. On Sat-6/4 from 10:30 to 5:30 pm and Sun-6/5 from 12 noon to 5:0 pm.

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“The Natomas High School Nighthawk Drum Corps” will be leading our 2016 Books On Parade on Sat-6/4 with the assembly at 9:30 am and parade starting at 10 am. Fun for the entire family! For more info please visit: sacramentoblackbookfair.com.

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Co-Sponsors/Community Partners – Sacramento Black Book Fair

African Research Institute
The Black Group
Black United Fund of Sacramento Valley, Inc.
Blue Nile Press
Black Parallel School Board
Black Humanists and Non-Believers of Sacramento
The Brickhouse Gallery & Art Complex / OFFICIAL
The California Endowment
California State University Sacramento, Ethnic Studies Department
California State University Sacramento, Cooper/Woodson College Enhancement Program
California State University, Sacramento, Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution
Center For Spiritual Awareness
Capitol Floats
Friends of Colonial Heights Library
Pyerse Dandridge
Eta Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Fortune School
Councilmember Eric Guerra
Greater Sacramento Urban League
Terris Grimes
Councilmember Steven Hansen
Pamela Haynes, California Community Colleges Board of Governors
Leslie & Faye Wilson Kennedy
Dee McConico-Walker, DMC Community Outreach Services
Mary McCleod Bethune Readers are Leaders Club
Aliane Murphy-Hasan
Sac Cultural Hub
Sacramento Chapter- National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
Sacramento Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps
Sacramento Juneteenth, Inc.
Sisters Quilting Collective
Sacramento 100 Black Men
Sacramento Area Black Caucus
Sacramento City Teachers Association
Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Building Healthy Communities
Sacramento Observer
The Scott Family
Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity – Gamma Epsilon
Underground books
Bill Johnson
Phil “Kujo” Nelson
Kanika Marshall
Dr. Boatamo Mosupyoe & Family
The Merritt Law Clinic
NAACP Sacramento Branch 1060
City of Sacramento Neighborhood Services
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
The Talking Drums News
Make/Do Sacramento
OBBC (Book Club)
The Borden Family
Oak Park Neighborhood Association
Zica Creative Arts & Literary Guild
StoneBridge Properties
Images & Beyond
Fred & Ruth Foote
Oak Park Brewing Co
University of the Pacific, Mc George School of Law
Will Walker and Fredi Slaughter-Walker
Dr. Karen Webster

Endorsed By
Mayor Kevin Johnson
Black Talk Sacramento
BTU Arts- Bigger Than Us
Center For Community Health & Well Being
Charlene Carter, Just Us
Crystal Bowl Book Club
The Guild Theater
Sacramento Public Library
Sacramento First Five Commission
Sacramento City Unified School District
Senator Dr. Richard Pan, District 6
Fenix Drum and Dance Company
Sojourner Truth Arts Museum
Read Across Jamaica
River Oak Birth and Beyond Family Resource Center
Sacramento Chapter Black Child Development Institute
Sigma Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
Yisrael Family Farm
Umoja Productions African Dance & Drums Company
Women’s Civic Improvement Club, Inc.