The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Try the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. There will be live music, author talks and signings, food trucks, art on display, artists making art as you watch, and of course books. Comic books, travel books, children’s books, fiction, nonfiction – whatever you’re interested in, with several dozens of exhibitors in attendance you’re bound to find something that excites you.

The Festival of Books will be held on the campus of the University of Southern California on Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th. The fun begins at 10 am on both days.

Attendance at the Festival of Books is free, though there are some ticketed events. There is also limited amount of free street parking. Visit the event link for more information.

Literary Festivals

Need a break from studying?  Do you like books, music, food, or art? If so, there are two upcoming LA-area literary festivals offering just these things.  Best of all ,it’s all free (mostly).

Yallwest (Saturday, April 11 – Sunday, April 12)

First up is Yallwest, a celebration of young adult literature.  Yallwest features two days of panels, book signing, food trucks, music, and “general geeky debauchery.”  Yallwest will be held on the campus of Santa Monica High School on Saturday, April 11th and at the main branch of Santa Monica Public Library on Sunday, April 12th.  Bring your kids or just yourself.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (Saturday, April 18 – Sunday, April 19)

The Festival of Books is back for another year of fun!  There will be live music, author talks and signings, poetry readings, food trucks, art, and of course, books.  Comic books, cook books, travel books, children’s books, fiction, non-fiction – with several dozens of exhibitors you’re bound to find something that interests you.

The Festival of Books will be held on the campus of the University of Southern California on Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, April 19th.

Attendance at both Yallwest and the Festival of Books is free, though there are a limited number of ticketed events.  There is also limited free street parking at both events.  Visit the event links for more information.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Do you like cozy mysteries or sci-fi fantasy? Wondering where around the globe you’ll find your next adventure? Perhaps you would prefer to bring a little piece of the world into your kitchen by experimenting with a new recipe from a cuisine that’s foreign to you. Or maybe you’re a romantic at heart. Whatever your reading preference, be it mysteries, science fiction, travel, cookery, or romance, you’ll find it at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The Festival will once again be held on the campus of the University of Southern California on Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th. There will be author readings, musical performances, cooking demonstrations, and much more.

Entrance to the Festival is free, although there are a few events that require the purchase of tickets. More information is available at http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/.