L.A. Times 25th Festival of Books is Going Virtual!

As you know, COVID-19 has caused many events to postpone or cancel in 2020. The Los Angeles Times has continued to monitor the situation and, given ongoing guidance related to COVID-19, will re-imagine the festival as a community wide gathering to be held online. 


Beginning on Sunday, Oct. 18, and continuing over the course of four weeks, The Times will celebrate storytelling with author panels, readings and other events. Over the years, festival goers have listened to Eric Carle read about a ravenous caterpillar; the late Congressman John Lewis discuss his lifelong work for racial equality; Julie Andrews reminisce about the Swiss Alps; Luis J. Rodriguez wax poetic about life in Los Angeles; Viet Thanh Nguyen expound reclaiming historical narratives; Padma Lakshmi dish on food and life; and gone home inspired. This year, the festival will make that kind of inspiration accessible from home. 


The programming schedule will be announced in mid-September. For details, go to latimes.com/FestivalofBooks and follow the festival on FacebookTwitter  and Instagram (#bookfest).


We will have an exhibitor package that outlines how you might to choose to participate in the Virtual version of the 2020 Festival shortly. Additionally, you are welcome to keep your spot for 2021. If you would like to a refund, please complete the refund request in the Exhibitor Service Center 


Thank you and stay safe.


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