FOBHeaded to the LA Times Festival of Books this weekend?

Prospect Park Books will be holding down the fort at booth 63 with our good friends from Harvard Common Press this Saturday and Sunday April 20-21. We are so excited to take part in this event-filled weekend, where hundreds of publishers, booksellers, and literary organizations will gather at USC to share their works with the public. Meet the editors and your favorite local authors, purchase books discounted up to 75 percent off and get them signed, enjoy treats from Little Flower Cafe, welcome Boston-based Harvard Common Press to the West Coast, and enter our raffles for free books.

Various stages and panels will be hosting cooking demonstrations, musical performances, poetry readings, and much more across the campus. See the full schedule here to plan this busy weekend in advance, and check out our daily schedule below. There are exhibits and events for all ages and interests, and the festival is completely free, so be sure to stop by and say hello to the Prospect Park Books team. We’ll see you there!


L.A. Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California
Booth 63, on South Trousdale Parkway, south of Tommy Trojan
Saturday, April 20 from 10 am to 6 pm & Sunday, April 21 from 10 am to 5 pm

Parking instructions can be found here.

Event Schedule at Booth 63


12 p.m.: Literary Pasadena: Petrea Burchard, Lian Dolan, Dianne Emley, Naomi Hirahara, Margaret Finnegan, Denise Hamilton, Wally Rudolph

1 p.m.: Lian Dolan, Elizabeth the First Wife & Helen of Pasadena

2 p.m.: Jessica Fisher (HCP), Not Your Mother’s Make Ahead & Freeze Cookbook

3 p.m.: Judy Rothman, The Neurotic Parent’s Guide to College Admissions


11 a.m.: Christine Moore & Lynn Chang, Little Flower: Recipes from the Cafe & The Break-Up Activity Book (with treats and crafts!)

12 p.m.: Literary Pasadena: Dennis Fulgoni, Jill Ganon, Rachel Harper, Ron Koertge, Scott O’Connor, Samantha Peale, Jervey Tervalon, Jim Krusoe, Erica Wrightson

2 p.m.: Diane Lang, Vulture Verses: Love Poems for the Unloved (featuring Terra the tarantula!)

3 p.m.: Naomi Hirahara, Strawberry Yellow

* You can also catch Naomi on Sunday at 1:30 for Crime Fiction: And Another Thing —Stories in Series; panel with Miles Corwin, Denise Hamilton, P.J. Sturges, moderated by Lee Goldberg (Conversation #2043, SAL101).

***This will also be the first chance to pick up a sneak-peek copy of Elizabeth the First Wife which comes out May 14!

Here’s hoping the weather behaves!

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