Join us as we celebrate our
25th Year bringing you the world’s best in storytelling.


Notice a change?
Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has gathered writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers from around the world. In 2020, we are now the Festival of Books, Stories and Ideas — celebrating how stories are told through embracing technology, social media and the creative process itself.

Saturday, April 18th  •  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 19th  •  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.



Attracting more than 150,000 book lovers, the Festival of Books is the single best place to reach engaged consumers in a fully active retail environment. Participation at the exhibitor level is limited to booksellers, publishers, and academic institutions.

Application Process    Exhibitors


Thank you to the 600 authors, creators, and storytellers came to the Festival last year with an attendance of over 150,000!!!
Check out who, what and where everything happened.

The 2020 lineup will be announced on March 12th.