It’s that book-loving time of year again!

With the warmer weather and windy skies comes the return of L.A.’s biggest and best book festival—many of our authors will be in attendance, both at our booth and on panels throughout the festival grounds (aka the USC campus). Admission is free, and we guarantee it will be a lot of fun, so check out our schedule below to be sure to meet all your favorite authors at our booth, #103, right in the heart of things near Tommy Trojan. Bonus: We’ll be selling amazing cookies from Elisa Callow’s new cookbook, The Urban Forager.


Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


USC Campus
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Click HERE for parking info, directions, and a campus map

Prospect Park Books Booth

Once again, we’re located in some prime book festival real estate, right in the middle of all the action. Our booth is #103, across from Alumni Park. Take a look at our booth schedule below, and see where else you can find our authors on both days—some panels do require tickets in advance, though, so be sure to grab some before they’re gone.

You can find a campus map HERE, as well as other helpful info and a FAQ.

Prospect Park Books & Author Schedule

Saturday, April 13 – Booth & Panel Info

12:00 p.m.: Doug and Susan Segal will be at our booth signing copies of Struck.

1:30 p.m.: Susan LaTempa, editor of the Paperback L.A. book series, will be at our booth signing the recently released Book 3, as well as Books 1 & 2.

2:30 p.m.: Chris Erskine, the L.A. Times columnist, will stop by our booth to sign copies of his book Daditude before his panel at 3:40—“Metro Columnist Roundtable,” at the L.A. Times Live stage.

4:00 p.m.: Naomi Hirahara (the Mas Arai mystery series) will be signing copies at our booth, but you can also find her at the Kinokuniya Booth (#84) at 12:00 p.m., the Sisters in Crime Booth (#367) at 1:00 p.m., and the Mystery Writers of America Booth (#376) at 3:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.: Bill Esparza will be signing copies of his cookbook L.A. Mexicano at our booth.

Sunday, April 14 – Booth & Panel Info

11 a.m.: Mary Lea Carroll will be signing copies of her upcoming book, Saint Everywhere, releasing soon (May 2nd).

11 a.m.: Elisa Callow will be interviewed (by KCET’s Val Zavala) and demonstrate a dish or two from her new cookbook, The Urban Forager, on the Cooking Stage.

12:00 p.m.: Chris Erskine is back at our booth to sign Daditude, before his panel at 1:00 p.m. (“Essays & Memoir”) at Hoffman Hall.

1 p.m.: Charles Phoenix will be signing his fabulous Addicted to Americana at our booth.

4 p.m.: Our fearless leader Colleen Dunn Bates will be on the “Writing & Publishing: Inside Stories of the Book Business” panel at Hoffman Hall.

We hope to see you there! And we’ll have some of Elisa’s baked goods for sale (from The Urban Forager), which you definitely won’t want to miss.

You can visit the official website for the Festival of Books for more information, a complete schedule, and much more.

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