2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books!

by Rachel on April 8, 2014

USC Campus
Saturday, April 12, 10am-6pm
Sunday, April 13, 10am-5pm

It’s that time of year again!  Everyone here at Vroman’s has been working on Festival of Books-related projects for the past few months, and now the exciting weekend will be here in a few days!

Vroman’s will be at booth #117 this year, and we’re bringing amazing books and gifts, so get ready!  We’re also extremely excited to introduce our Vroman’s Children’s Annex (booth #111).  This way, we’re able to fill a whole booth with wonderful kids’ books and items for all our little readers!  We even have Vroman’s exclusive I read past my bedtime kids shirts and baby onesies, too!

Our sister store, Book Soup, will be at booth #88, and will be showing off an enchanting vintage circus theme, which can be summed up with this image:

Do you need any more reasons to visit them?  Exactly.

There are endless events for everyone at the Festival— kids events like Oliver Jeffers, David Shannon, and the National History Museum of Los Angeles County; events for foodies at the Cooking Stage like Suzanne Goin and Roy Choi; your favorite YA authors like Francesca Lia Block, Ransom Riggs, and Tony DiTerlizzi; poetry readings, musical performances, art shows, and more! You can find the complete schedule of events for both days here.

Representatives from Penguin will be working at the Penguin Book Truck (it’s like a food truck, but with books instead!) to bring you great reading suggestions and the best books Penguin has to offer!  Reps Amy and Tom even brought the truck by the store for a little test drive.  A few of our lovely booksellers will also be working at the Book Truck, so stop by and say hi!  You can  follow the Book Truck on Twitter @PenguinBkTruck.

The Festival of Books is two days of all books, all the time — excellent news for us book folk— but  it can also be a wee bit tricky when it comes to actually getting to the Festival and the USC campus.  But fear not! The Festival website has a great guide to transportation options to and from the USC campus, which you can find here.  For our Pasadena neighbors, we suggest you hop on the Metro Gold Line to Union Station, then take the Festival Shuttle Bus directly to the campus. You can also take the Expo Line from Union Station, and it will drop you right in front of the Festival. Inexpensive, easy, and fast— you can use the time you saved by not driving and parking and spend more time surrounded by all the glorious wonders of the Festival of Books!

We hope you’re as excited as we are for all of the fun things to do this weekend!
Bring your sunscreen, water, bags for all the books you will undoubtedly acquire while at the Festival, and stop by to visit us!