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AUTHORS & PERFORMERS

Writers, performers, poets... it's Storytelling at its best.

GETTING AROUND

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PUBLISHERS

Explore local, national and international books, art and more...

EXCLUSIVE EVENTS

Discover some special events during the festival weekend.

L.A. TIMES BOOK PRIZES

Recognizing the best in literature.

NEWSTORY

Creative storytelling beyond the book.

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.

Saturday, April 13th | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 14th | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Help Bring all Children the Magic of Books

We’re partnering with Access Books for the festival this year to support childhood literacy. Help us raise $100,000 and transform four school libraries. All donations will be matched up to $100,000.

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BOOK PRIZES

Join Us for the 39th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes ceremony on April 12th! General admission and VIP tickets are now on sale.

VALERIE JARRETT IDEAS EXCHANGE

Join us for the next installment of our Ideas Exchange speaker series. On Saturday, April 13 at USC's Bovard Auditorium, author and former senior advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett will appear in conversation with Times White House editor Jackie Calmes.