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 L.A. 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.
There is something for every age and wallet from poetry readings and 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.