New Dates: Oct 3-4, 2020


Festival of Books Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

In light of public health concerns related to the coronavirus and out of an abundance of caution, the Los Angeles Times is postponing the Festival of Books, originally scheduled for April 18 - 19, 2020.

The 25th annual Festival of Books will be presented in association with the University of Southern California, on the USC campus, the weekend of Oct. 3-4, 2020.

Whenever we host the public at our events, we take health and safety seriously. As we make plans to host the Festival of Books in the fall, we will continue to monitor developments with the coronavirus in Southern California, and cross-reference with any guests who may be traveling to Southern California from affected areas to participate in our events.

We will restart the registration process for volunteers in early July this summer. Return to this page at that time to register as a volunteer for the new Oct 3 and 4 dates. Everyone who had previously volunteered for this year's Festival will be automatically notified when we once again begin registering volunteers, and will be able to re-register at that time!

If you have not previously volunteered for the Festival of Books, join our mailing list to receive notifications when online registration for Oct 3 and 4 are available on this page.

For questions about volunteering for the festival of books, please email us at

Thanks for your continued interest in volunteering for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Larry Deckel
Volunteer Coordinator
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books



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