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LA Times Festival of Books


Runs Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

Many music lovers will be heading to the desert this weekend for Coachella Music Festival. Book lovers however can take a shorter trip to USC for “Bookchella,” otherwise known as the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The gathering of writers, poets and artists is now in its its 24th year and attracts 150,000 people.

Several design and architecture writers will be there to sign books and talk about them, including Stephen Gee, William Deverell, William Bradley, Robert Inman, Kevin Roderick, Jessica Hough, April Dammann, Patt Morrison and Lynell George. There will also be some interesting panels, such as this discussion about designing with light.