It’s exactly a month before the largest book event in the country kicks off, ReadersMagnet is all set for the spring book fair.
This April 13-14, an estimated crowd of 200,000 will come together at the University of Southern California to participate in the annual book fair. Authors, publishers, book retailers, literary agents, academe, musicians, artists, the media and book lovers will gather together for a weekend of panel discussions, workshops, book displays, book signings, performances and various outdoor activities.
ReadersMagnet has prepared its book event tips for the 2019 LA Times Festival of Books in order to make your experience copacetic.
The 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held on a spring month and since L.A.
is a sunny city, expect the weather to be warm and dry during the two-day event.
Temperature: Around 22-23°C (about 60°F)
Sunshine Hours: 12 Hours of Sunshine
The possibility of a warm and dry climate
What to Wear
The Festival involves a lot of walking and other outdoor engagements. So, it would be wise to wear casual clothes like jeans, shirts, shorts, and sneakers. According to fashionwanderer.com,
“Are you having a hard time to build a spring capsule wardrobe? Spring season is much different from any other season. As a result, spring requires different preparation and planning to assemble capsule wardrobe essentials to wear properly throughout the season.”
What to Bring?
- Local Map
- Extra Shirts
- Extra Money
We advise that you bring a backpack with all your personal essentials. The Festival is a busy place with lots of activities and happenings. Better be ready than sorry.
What to Expect?
Last week, organizers released the LA Times Festival of Books updates featuring the full schedule of all the programs as well as the guest list for this year. You can check all the details at this link.
How to Get There
The University of Southern California is a famous landmark and there should be no trouble finding the directions whether you are driving or commuting via the city’s Metro Rail.
If you are starting from Downtown, it should be a 2-mile drive southwest and a mile from both the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) and the Harbor Freeway (I-110). The I-110 route leads you to the Exposition Boulevard while the 1-10 exit leads to Vermont heading south towards Jefferson Boulevard.
Below is the transit information featuring routes leading to the Expo Park USC Station:
- From Union Station:
- From Santa Monica, West L.A., Culver City, Downtown L.A.:
Take the Metro Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station.
- From Hollywood, Universal City, Mid-City:
Take the Metro Red Line to 7th Street/Metro Center Station, then transfer to the Metro Expo Line and exit Expo Park/USC Station.
- From Mid-City/Wilshire Corridor area:
- From East L.A./Pasadena:
Take the Metro Gold Line to Union Station, then transfer to the Metro Purple Line or Red Line and exit at the 7th Street/Metro Center Station. Transfer to the Metro Expo Line and exit at the Expo Park/USC Station.
- From Long Beach:
Take the Metro Blue Line to Pico Station, then transfer to the Metro Expo Line heading towards Culver City and exit Expo/Park USC Station.
Maximize your stay in the city of Angels.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a weekend affair. If you are visiting Los Angeles for the Festival, might as well check other spots nearby to make your visit even more memorable.
- Expo Park
- Art Galleries
- Hollywood Sign
- Universal Studios
- Santa Monica Pier
The ReadersMagnet tips and updates for 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books goal is to provide you with a heads up regarding the most anticipated book event in the country.
ReadersMagnet, one of the exhibitors of this year’s LA Times Festival of Books, is still accepting authors who want to sign up for its Book Fair Content Distribution services. Contact them at their Office Number: (619) 354 2643 Toll Free Number: (800) 805 0762 Fax Number: (661) 338 1442 and be part of the 2019 Los Angeles Times Festival of Book.