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An annual celebration of Jolabokaflod, the Icelandic Yule Book Flood! While Icelanders celebrate on Christmas Eve, Portland will be celebrating on December 12th! We are happy to announce that we are back in person and at Urbanite PDX in conjunction with the Portland Flea’s Holiday Makers’ Market!

The event is all about celebrating and supporting local Pacific Northwest indie authors. This year, we are taking it a step further! We won’t just be a book fair, we’ll be a festival! There will be loads of authors, makers, food, and drinks, so you can consider the Fourth Annual Jolabokaflod PDX your one-stop shop for the holidays. With door prizes and cozy places to sit and read as well, you can stay awhile, if that’s more your speed too!

Follow us on whichever social media platform you love the most to keep up to date with our authors and vendors!

We look forward to seeing you at Urbanite PDX on December 12th to support PNW authors and other local makers, as well as experience a little of the Jolabokaflod spirit!

— Elle Mitchell & Margaret Pinard


We’d love to have a contact form, but we’ve been hacked twice through it.

If you’d like to contact us, please email us at jolabokaflodpdx@gmail.com or find us on IG, Twitter, and FB @jolabokaflodpdx.

Thank you for your understanding!