Annual Membership & Ticketed Events

In addition to the Festival's free events, advanced Conversation tickets will be available starting April 7, 9 a.m.
A $2.50 service fee will apply to each ticket.

Special Ticketed Events

Callas in Concert

The Los Angeles Times, LA Opera and Base Hologram present a special Festival of Books after hours event. A hologram performance from legendary soprano Maria Callas, with music performed live by the LA Opera Orchestra

Valerie Jarrett Ideas Exchange

Author and former senior advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett and Times White House editor Jackie Calmes. Top-tier tickets include a photo opportunity with Valerie Jarrett and a copy of her book “Finding My Voice”. This event requires specific tickets.

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.

Annual Memberships – Friend of the Festival

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books relies on support from many parts of our community in order to keep the Festival free to attend.  Be a part of that community and help ensure that the Festival continues to thrive by becoming a Friend of the Festival.

Friend of the Festival Membership — $40

  • Reserve up to twenty 2019 Festival of Books Conversation tickets, free of any service charges, before they are made available to the general public.
  • Four free tickets to the 2019 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes ceremony on April 12 at USC's Bovard Auditorium (while supplies last).
  • First access to purchase discounted valet parking for the event (while supplies last).
  • One official Festival of Books 2019 poster.
  • A special exclusive Friend of the Festival pin, available only through this program.
  • Special book related offers and first-alerts throughout the next 12 months
  • Exclusive opportunity to suggest programming ideas for the 2020 Festival of Books

Friend of the Festival PLUS Membership — $125

  • Credential for one person to access all 2019 Festival of Books indoor Conversations, no advance tickets or reservations required.
  • Credential does include orchestra level seating inside the special Valerie Jarrett Ideas Exchange event (Credential does not include tickets inside the after-hours Maria Callas event.)
  • Four free tickets to the 2019 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes ceremony on April 12 at USC's Bovard Auditorium (while supplies last).
  • Complimentary Valet parking for both days of the 2019 Festival of Books ($60 value)
  • One official Festival of Books 2019 poster.
  • A special exclusive Friend of the Festival pin, available only through this program.
  • One free Festival of Books mug ($15 value)
  • Special book related offers and first-alerts throughout the next 12 months
  • Exclusive opportunity to suggest programming ideas for the 2020 Festival of Books