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 book festival opened in 2018 and grew significantly in 2019. In 2020 it moved online, but ran for six wonderful hours of author presentations and interviews. For 2021, the festival was (a)live again and set attendance records despite being baptized with some afternoon sprinkles.

For our FIFTH year, in 2022, we’re planning on being in person and bigger and better than ever!

It is sponsored by Whistling Rabbit Press and is hosted by the Southern Mono Historical Society. Book sales benefit the Mammoth Museum.

Here’s an interview with Jennifer Crittenden, the organizer of the book festival and author of The Mammoth Letters and Working Dogs of the Eastern Sierra, with Christopher Platt, head librarian of Mono Co libraries and Stacy Adler, superintendent of Mono Co schools, on their Oxygen Starved podcast in which they talk about the origins of the festival, as well as writing and reading and what makes the Eastern Sierra so intoxicating.



SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, July 17, 2022

God willin and the creek don’t rise, we’ll be in person at the beautiful Hayden Cabin along the banks of Mammoth Creek in Mammoth Lakes, California.

We’ll have speakers, food & drink, music, games, books for sale and giveaway, and vendors.

Entrance and a good time are free.

More info coming soon!

Have an idea? Get in touch. Want to volunteer? We’d love to have you.

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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.