L.A. Times Festival of Books Returns this April!


The Los Angeles Times, in partnership with USC, will gather the community virtually this April for the annual Festival of Books, Stories & Ideas. 

Beginning on Saturday, Apr. 17, and continuing over the course of six days, the festival will feature a wide range of programming, including children’s story time, fiction, mystery thriller, science and health, graphic novels and more. The weekend of Apr. 17 and 18 will offer full-day schedules, with evening events continuing through
Thursday, Apr. 22. 


The 41st annual Book Prizes will kick off the week-long event with winners announced on
Friday, Apr. 16. 


Schedule will be announced in March.  Follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (#bookfest).

For interviews, news and updates from the Festival, click here.

2020 schedule & videos

To see the full playlist of all 2020 virtual Festival of Books events, click on the playlist button in the top right corner of the video player above.