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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Date
April 22, 2023
Time
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost
Free
Organizer’s Site
events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks
Council District
City Council District 9
Event Series Dates
April 22 - 23
Take your love of books to new depths at the country’s largest celebration of the written word. The Festival of Books includes over 400 authors blended with hundreds of exhibitors representing booksellers, publishers, literary and cultural organizations, author readings, book signings, children’s activities, and more.

Organizers

Los Angeles Times
University of Southern California

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