Back for the fourth year in a row, Grand Park’s Downtown Bookfest is Los Angeles’ only book festival focused exclusively on the local creative community. Celebrating the love of reading, writing and Los Angeles, the event offers book lovers of all ages access to the largest coalition of Los Angeles-based presses and publishers in an outdoor bookstore setting. Readings and performances will explore identity through the many different languages spoken in Los Angeles. Activities include readings that showcase authors of multiple backgrounds and in multiple languages, a family pavilion with bookmaking activities, storytellers, and a book swap all for kids and a pop-up bookstore featuring the work of more than 30 Los Angeles-based presses, publishers, self-publishers. Guests are also encouraged to bring books to donate to Grand Park’s Little Libraries (please no explicit materials), where they can also take books for free.
METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION
Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.