Sponsors for 2019

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be April 18 and 19, 2020. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Scott Dallavo at scott.dallavo@latimes.com with questions.

PLATINUM SPONSOR

Target

Whether you're shopping in our stores, online or on a mobile device, we work hard to ensure your experience is always enjoyable and exciting. How do we do it? Friendly service from team members ready to assist with your list; fully stocked products and a speedy checkout process; innovative digital experiences that take your trip to the next level—and that’s just the start.

GOLD SPONSOR

LA Opera

Led by Plácido Domingo (Eli and Edythe Broad General Director), James Conlon (Richard Seaver Music Director) and Christopher Koelsch (Sebastian Paul and Marybelle Musco President and CEO), LA Opera is one of America’s most distinguished opera companies, dedicated to honoring tradition while pushing boundaries and making opera available to all. For more information visit www.laopera.org

SILVER SPONSORS

C-SPAN

Book TV on C-SPAN2 features nonfiction book programming each weekend, bringing you topics including history, biography, politics and more. Watch author interviews, readings and live coverage from the nation's largest book fairs. Follow @BookTV on Twitter and Instagram and like us at facebook.com/BookTV.

First 5 LA

First 5 LA, in partnership with others, strengthens families, communities, and systems of services and supports so all children in L.A. County enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school and life.

Grand Park

A vibrant outdoor gathering place, Grand Park, “the park for everyone,” is a beautiful public park in Los Angeles County. With expansive green space for gatherings large and small, Grand Park celebrates the county’s cultural vitality and is host to community events, cultural experiences, holiday celebrations, and many other activities that engage and attract visitors from all communities. The 12-acre Grand Park stretches from The Music Center on the west to City Hall on the east and is easily accessible by Metro via the Red/Purple line to the Civic Center/Grand Park station. The park was named one of American Planning Association’s 10 “Great Public Spaces” in the U.S. for 2013. For more information, visit grandparkla.org. Follow Grand Park on Facebook (GrandParkLosAngeles), as well as Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@GrandPark_LA)

L.A. Care Health Plan

L.A. Care Health Plan serves more than 2.2 million members in Los Angeles County, making it the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country. As a public entity, L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for L.A. County's vulnerable and low-income communities, and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

BRONZE SPONSORS

Broadway In Hollywood

Pantages and Dolby Theatres present BROADWAY IN HOLLYWOOD. Experience 8+ blockbuster shows in 2 iconic theatres in this amazing season which includes Anastasia, Disney's Frozen, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, The Band's Visit and more. Plus, Hamilton returns to the Pantages in March 2020 and season ticket holders will have priority access.

Maven

Download the app and become a member for seamless car sharing so you can be there. Free lifetime membership. Use code FOB2019 for $20 off your first reservation. www.maven.com

Nescafé

At NESCAFÉ, we’ve been building respectful relationships with our farmers for more than 80 years. The world needs a plan to help coffee continue to thrive, and we’ve got one. It’s called Grown Respectfully.

Princess Cruises

One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is the fastest growing international premium cruise line operating a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year to 380 destinations worldwide. Sail with Princess to connect with nature, culture, each other and come back new.

SmartyPants Vitamins

In a way, SmartyPants started when we couldn’t find what we wanted for our family. Founded by a group of concerned parents and leaders in health & wellness, SmartyPants is on a mission to simplify health for the real world. Premium ingredients. All-in-one simplicity and value, that’s also easy and joyful to take, day after day. Screen reader support enabled.

Tadin Tea: Lifestyle Awareness Teas

Our mission is to provide natural, great tasting and affordable herbal teas and products to encourage health and vitality. We strive to support a lifestyle of awareness, improving our products and practices for the good of our customers and the environment.

UPS

With nearly 300 locally owned and operated locations in the Los Angeles area, The UPS Store® locations offer a variety of packing, shipping, printing, freight, mailbox and business services, all with convenient locations and world-class service. The UPS Store network comprises the nation’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, print and business service centers.

CHARITY PARTNER

Access Books

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is proud to announce Access Books as its official charitable partner. The Times is challenging readers and festival-goers to help Access Books raise $100,000 to fund the transformation of at least four school libraries in underserved communities in Los Angeles. The Times’ Reading by 9 fund will match all donations up to $100,000. Access Books will update the libraries to create more comfortable and welcoming environments, as well as paint murals and provide new books and supplies.

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

The Christopher Isherwood Foundation

The Christopher Isherwood Foundation aims to preserve the creative legacy of the Anglo-American writer Christopher Isherwood and the American painter Don Bachardy by keeping their work available to the public in published and unpublished form and by promoting through any appropriate means the enjoyment and study of their work and the unique way of life which allowed them to produce it.
The Los Angeles Times-Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose is awarded in partnership with the Los Angeles Times. The prize category includes fiction, travel writing, memoir, and diary to honor Isherwood’s work across those genres.

LA librería

LA librería is a Los Angeles-based bookstore and distributor that specializes in children's books in Spanish language. We promote reading in Spanish and bilingual education through a curated catalog of titles from Latin America, Spain and the U.S. We also organize cultural events with local, national and international writers, artists and musicians to celebrate creativity, culture and diversity.

Metro

Metro is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. We serve as transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder and operator for one of the country’s largest, most populous counties. More than 9.6 million people – nearly one-third of California’s residents – live, work and play within our 1,433-square-mile service area.