LA’s Festival of Books: Where I Will Go Broke

I can’t express to you how damn excited I am for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. I’m excited enough to use the word damn–that should say something.  Back in Hawaii, I loved the yearly McKinley High School book sale. In fact, one year I arrived really early and camped out in line for over an hour. Every year I filled boxes and tote bags with books. I quickly ran out of space for my finds and soon became that person who just had books lying all over the place.

For LA’s Festival of Books, there are tons of workshops and readings going on all day. If I get a chance, I’m going to try and see if I can attend a few. The event also includes nearly 300 exhibitor booths representing booksellers, publishers, literacy and cultural organizations.

Below is some info about the event, but your best bet is to check out their official website here.


Dates & Location
The annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held:
Saturday April 30, 2011 from 10am – 6pm
Sunday, May 1, 2011 from 10am – 5pm at:
University of Southern California
Click here for map.
To locate USC on Yahoo! Maps or similar mapping software, you may use the intersection of Exposition Blvd and S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90089.

Tickets & Admission
General attendance is free!
For information on attending, see our Attendee FAQ.

Parking at the USC campus will be $10.
Please go to the Getting There page for a detailed map.