AN L.A. STORY

Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has become a world renowned experience gathering writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers like no other. Today over 150,000 people attend, making it the largest festival of its kind in the United States. Join us this year as we celebrate our literary culture and the Los Angeles Times’ passion for story.

Lineup Announced March 7

Callas in Concert

The Los Angeles Times, LA Opera and Base Hologram present a special Festival of Books after hours event. A hologram performance from legendary soprano Maria Callas, with music performed live by the LA Opera Orchestra

THE FESTIVAL

The largest books and storytelling event in the United States.
Saturday, April 13th | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 14th | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

NEWSTORY

Podcasts + Television and Film + Music + Virtual Reality and Gaming + Dance +Variety Shows + Personal Storytelling + Improvisation + Immersive

BOOK PRIZES

39 years of honoring literary achievement
Friday, April 12 | 7 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium, USC Campus

SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

Exhibit and join hundreds of booksellers, publishers and literary organizations — from near and far. Attracting more than 150,000 book lovers, the Festival of Books is the single best place to reach engaged, educated and affluent consumers in a fully active retail environment. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please click on the link below.

Join Us for the Largest Book Festival in North America!

 

VOLUNTEERS

The Festival’s success has been due in part to the generous participation of volunteers who welcome attendees, assist with registration, staff author events, supervise book signings and much more.

We need your help!
300+ BOOKSELLERS, PUBLISHERS & EXHIBITORS

Local, national and international storytellers gather and share their creations for all to enjoy.

150K ATTENDEES

In 2018 over 150,000 locals and visitors came to the festival.

90+ CONVERSATIONS

Unique conversations throughout the festival.

NEW IN 2018 – NEWSTORY

Emerging storytelling thru VR, podcasts, performance, and more

FESTIVAL AFTER DARK

Performances and events from some friends of the Festival.

39 YEARS OF BOOK PRIZES

Honoring literary achievement since 1980