Welcome to the Eastern Sierra Book Festival webpage. We’re glad you’re here.

The book festival is a one-day celebration of books, writing, reading, and publishing. It is held annually in July at the beautiful Mammoth Museum at Hayden Cabin in Mammoth Lakes, California, on the Eastside of the Sierra Nevada.

The date for 2020 is July 12, 2020. Mark your calendars!

The book festival opened in 2018 and grew significantly in 2019. It is sponsored by Whistling Rabbit Press and is hosted by the Southern Mono Historical Society. Book sales benefit the Mammoth Museum.


After thoughtful reflection and consultation, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Eastern Sierra Book Festival and turn our sights to 2021. We are very disappointed, especially because we had such great books to introduce at the festival. Never mind, it gives us an opportunity to make 2021 really special.

We’ll continue our goal to make each year bigger and better than the year before (shouldn’t be too hard for 2021!). We hope to present the speakers, authors, and workshop leaders we had planned for 2020, as well as the new gems we meet in the meantime. Stay tuned…

Here are some of the books that we hoped to welcome to the festival. Please check them out and get your copy ready for next year’s author signing.

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Interested in participating, speaking, having a vendor booth, or volunteering? Get in touch and let us know your great idea. Let’s have some fun.