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POSTPONED Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Sat Apr 17, 2021 - Sun Apr 18, 2021- see all dates
10:00am to 5:00pm
All ages


UPDATE:  The L.A. Times 2020 Festival of Books, originally scheduled for April 18-19, 2020, has been is now being presented virtually in October.

The Times continues 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.


Books, books, everywhere, and lots of authors, too. The lineup for 2020's Festival of Books will be announced as the event draws closer.

The LA Times Festival of Books is LA's biggest and best-known book festival.

Once again held on the USC Campus, the festival is two days filled with panel discussions, author readings, performances, and booths from booksellers, publishers, and more. The Reading by 9 Children's Stage features performances throughout both days geared for kids. Older kids can check out the author appearances at the YA Stage. All outdoor entertainment is free and requires no ticket.

Tickets are required to attend all indoor Conversations. They are free but limited and are distributed prior to the festival (service fee per ticket applies). A limited amount of tickets for each Conversation, while supplies last, are also distributed at the festival ticketing booth — free of service charges. The booth opens at 9 a.m. on each day of the festival.

Parking on campus is $12. Public transportation options include Metro bus and rail lines.


University of Southern California
Exposition Blvd and S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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