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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2022

April 23 - April 24


The nation’s largest literary event is back with an in-person event scheduled for this spring, April 23 and 24, on the lovely campus of the University of Southern California. Join us for one-on-one conversations, exciting panels, readings by your favorite authors, musical performances, and so much more!

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has evolved in its physical form to include live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, film screenings and artists creating their work on-site.

Most events are free to attend. All indoor programming conversation tickets will be free but a nominal service fee will be charged. You must have a ticket to attend an indoor event. However, a limited number of tickets are available onsite at our ticketing booth. Saturday tickets are available at 10 AM on Saturday and Sunday tickets are available on Sunday at 10 AM.

Advance tickets will be available along with other benefits on March 14, 2022, with the purchase of one of our Friend of the Festival passes. Tickets for indoor events will be widely available the week before the festival, on Saturday, April 16, 2022.

Where is the Festival?
The Festival of Books takes place on the University of Southern California campus, in the University Park neighborhood, downtown L.A..  The USC university park campus is located near the historic Exposition Park area, home to attractions such as the California Science Center (home of the Endeavour), the Natural History Museum, the Exposition Rose Garden, and the California African American Museum.

Who attends the festival?
The Festival attracts approximately 150,000 people each year of all ages from Southern California and even other parts of the country.

How much is admission?
General admission to the festival grounds at USC  is free. Conversation tickets are free, but a service fee will be charged. Certain additional Special Presentations within the festival weekend may require a paid ticket.

Who exhibits?
Booksellers, publishers, museums, theaters as well as literacy and cultural organizations. They sell and promote books, distribute related information and/or sell merchandise such as clothing and handmade accessories. Many independent booksellers participating in the festival represent diverse ethnic and cultural communities of Los Angeles, offering books in different languages and genres.


April 23
April 24


Los Angeles Times
(213) 237-5000


University of Southern California
3551 Trousdale Pkwy
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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