Grand Park’s Downtown BookFest


Book lovers throughout the greater Los Angeles area have another reason to celebrate. The Grand Park Downtown BookFest is back and will feature “…the largest coalition of Los Angeles-based authors and publishers” of any one-day event. 

The Grand Park BookFest promises fun for the entire family and is a great way to spend a day in one of the city’s newer parks. Come on out and support local talent and the organizations that help promote our region’s diverse voices.

Here’s a partial list of activities:

  • Shop the local pop-up bookshop curated by Writ Large Press and discover books, zines and literary gems written by LA’s finest (see complete listing here).
  • Contribute to The World’s Longest Story, sponsored by 826LA or draw in characters in a monster massive comic book by Ryman Arts.
  • Receive your very own poem-on-demand by Poesia Para La Gente*
  • Learn how to make your own “zine” by L.A. Zine Fest.
  • Visit with Music Center on Tour artist Judith Helton as she brings literary blasts from the past to life by portraying Laura Ingalls Wilder and Beatrix Potter.
  • Grab some goodies from The Library Store on wheels.
  • Participate in children’s reading circles
  • Music provided by DJs Phyz Ed and Danny Holloway


When: March 29, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Grand Park, located at 200 North Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles

Cost: Free