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April 22-23: LA Times Festival of Books 2023

The annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is held every April at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. This event has become an essential part of the LA cultural and educational scene, promoting literacy and reading. But it’s also a fun event for book-lovers with plenty of original works of art and photography on display.

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Bovard Auditorium USC Campus 3551 Trousdale Parkway Los Angeles, CA 90089


Who attends the festival?

The festival attracts approximately 155,000 people each year of all ages from Southern California and other parts of the country.

How much is admission?

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General admission to the festival grounds at USC is free. Indoor panel tickets are free, but a reservation fee will be charged. Certain additional events during the festival weekend may require a paid ticket.

There is something for every age and wallet, which ranges from poetry readings to culinary classes. Festival events include panels with authors discussing a common subject, storytelling and performances for children. Los Angeles Times Book Prize is the main highlight of the festival.The focus of this free public festival is celebrating the written word. The largest book festival in the US was founded in 1996. Every year it attracts thousands of fans as well as vendors, authors, and publishers

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