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Statement from the Los Angeles Times

We are back!!! The 27th annual Festival of Books will be presented in association with the University of Southern California, on the USC campus, the weekend of April 23-24, 2022. The Book Prizes awards ceremony will be held at the Bovard Auditorium on April 22, 2022.


Whenever we host the public at our events, we take health and safety seriously. As we make plans to host the Festival of Books in 2022, we will continue to monitor developments with the coronavirus in Southern California. For any further updates and details related to Los Angeles Times Events, please visit https://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/. If you are a food truck participant, please refer to the relevant contact information on this website.


The Los Angeles Times and USC will monitor COVID-19 guidance and protocols as planning continues.


Festival of Books Dates

Download the application and submit by January 17, 2022.
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Click on the link below to view terms & agreement.

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Visit the Festival of Books website for more information.
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View our on campus dining venues.
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