Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Sat Apr 20, 2024 - Sun Apr 21, 2024
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Repeating every days through April 21, 2024.
10:00am PT
Age: All ages
Price: Free
University of Southern California

Books, books, everywhere, and lots of authors, too. The LA Times Festival of Books is LA's biggest and best-known book festival. The schedule for 2024's Festival of Books features children's events with David Shannon, Blippi, Lois Lowry, Phillipa Soo, Lance Bass, Rampage and Los Angeles Rams cheerleaders, Dan Santat, Emily Arrow, Allison Holker Boss, Barney Saltzberg, Tiffany Haddish, Melissa de la Cruz, and Los Angeles Public Library Librarians -- and that's just the beginning!


Held once again on the USC Campus, the festival is two days filled with panel discussions, author readings, performances, and booths. The 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 starting April 14 (service fee per ticket applies).

Attendees can get earlier access to tickets with the purchase a "friend of the festival" pass.  ($85-$200). 

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 10am on each day of the festival.

Parking on campus is $20. Public transportation options include Metro bus and rail lines.


** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.