What is the Festival of Books?
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to
bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read
them. The festival has since evolved to include live
bands, poetry readings, chef demos, cultural entertainment and artists creating
their work on-site. There's also a photography exhibit, film screenings followed
by Q&A's and discussion panels on some of today's hottest topics.
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Where is it?
On the USC campus. Map
Where is the Reading to Kids Booth?
Booth #133, Mid Trousdale Parkway in the Gold Zone, just north of Tommy
Trojan. Click this link for a map of the event.
Who attends the Festival?
The festival is a free public event that attracts approximately 155,000
people each year of all ages from Southern California and even other parts of
Parking is available for $20 in various USC parking lots. Click this link for a map of parking options.
Alternatively, there are
multiple public transportation options we will link to here if the Festival posts them. A Metro Day Pass
is $7 (Tap Card required).
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