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L.A. Times 25th Festival of Books is Going Virtual!


Join the Los Angeles Times, in partnership with USC, in celebrating 25 years of the Festival of Books, Stories & Ideas with 25 individual virtual events. Due to the coronavirus, The Times has reimagined the festival as a communitywide virtual gathering.

Beginning on Sunday, October 18, and continuing over the course of four weeks, The Times will celebrate storytelling with author panels, readings, and other events. Please reserve your virtual front-row seat now for this free celebration of books! The programming schedule will be announced on September 24. For details, go to and follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (#bookfest).

The Times will continue to monitor public health and safety protocols, but at this time, plans to hold next year’s Festival of Books on the USC campus, April 17-18, 2021.

Enter to win a free Audible audiobook on each event day during the virtual Festival!

Click here for official rules.

2020 schedule