The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 150,000 book lovers each year.
On the USC campus.
People of all ages from across Southern California and even other parts of the country. The festival is a free public event, and includes exciting author events, storytelling, cooking demonstrations and poetry readings. The Festival of Books also includes nearly 300 exhibitor booths representing booksellers, publishers, literacy and cultural organizations.
Booksellers, publishers, literacy and cultural organizations sell and promote books and book-related merchandise and distribute related information. Many of the independent booksellers participating in the festival represent the diverse ethnic and cultural communities of Los Angeles and sell books of different languages and genres.
If you are interested in exhibiting at the 2013 Festival of Books to be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, 2013, please contact IMG at 866-790-5813 or FOBexhibitorinfo@imgworld.com.
The Festival Author Committee invites selected authors to participate in readings and panel discussions. Writers who wish to be considered for the Festival of Books are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
Title of most recently published book
Brief synopsis of book
Due to the large number of submissions received, the Author Committee is unable to reply to each email. Should you be selected to be a part of the Festival program, you will hear back no later than March 1, 2013.
The success of the festival is largely due to the contributions of its volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for the 2013 Festival, please call (213) 237-6503 and leave your name and address, or apply online at http://www.troutco.com/fob/. If you have volunteered in the past, please note your prior assignment and indicate if you would like to work in that area again.
Like years past, Conversation tickets will be free but a service fee will be charged.
Yes. Ticketing for these events will be similar to past years Festival of Books, with tickets available in advance through an online ticketing service.
There will be a $10.00 parking charge at USC. This is the same as previous years.
The USC university park campus is located near the historic Exposition Park area, home to attractions such as the California Science Center (home of the Endeavour), the Natural History Museum, the Exposition Rose Garden, and the California African American Museum.
Download the map here, or find it in the printed program guide in the April 14 LA
Times and also available at the festival.