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 Announcement Coming March 12th!

THE FESTIVAL

The largest books and storytelling event in the United States.
Saturday, April 18th | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 19th | 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

Celebrating 40 years of literary achievement
Friday, April 17 | 7 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium, USC Campus

Our Sponsors

We are honored by all of our wonderful sponsors for this year's Festival of Books.

Learn more about our Sponsors

300+ BOOKSELLERS, PUBLISHERS & EXHIBITORS

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

150K ATTENDEES

In 2019 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.

40 YEARS OF BOOK PRIZES

Honoring literary achievement since 1980

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!