University of Southern California

Festival of Books 2013

Welcome to USC, home of The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books!

Our third year hosting the festival was the best yet—see you in 2014!

news & updates

attending the festival

Getting Here

Get directions to the University Park campus via Google Maps. If you’re using another mapping program, enter the address for the campus center: 3351 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089. On-campus parking will be available for $10 per day.

Twitter Updates

Use the hashtag #bookfest to tweet about the Festival of Books.

Dining Options

This year's festival features a full food court on Cromwell Field (including L.A.'s famous food trucks) in addition to a variety of on-campus dining options at the festival.

USC events and programs

USC Programming

As a major festival sponsor and host, USC presents live entertainment and author events in two venues: The USC Stage (at the center of campus) offers arts and entertainment; and an indoor venue in Hoffman Hall 101 (Edison Auditorium) features panels and conversations.
  • Opening Ceremony

    The USC Trojan Marching Band kicks off the weekend with music and fanfare for every age.
  • Music performance

    The outdoor stage presents live music, spoken word, and entertainment through both days of the Festival.
  • Trio Ellas

    Grammy-nominated, Trio Ellas, are just one of many featured music performers for the weekend.