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The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is back- April 24th & 25th at UCLA

Appearances by Wil Wheaton, Buzz Aldrin, Sarah Silverman, Amber Tamblyn, Jeffrey Ross, Dave Eggers, Carl Reiner, Reza Aslan, James Ellroy, Ryan Adams and Many More

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Abounding with book enthusiasts, families in search of weekend entertainment and fans of comic books; wafting with the aromas of tasty treats; and buzzing with the rollicking sounds of local musicians, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books roars to life on April 24th & 25th on UCLA’s campus.

The largest public literary festival in North America will mark its 15th anniversary by once again delivering an exciting and diverse world of culture and amusement under the beautiful Southern California sun to more than 130,000 people of all ages. The ever-expanding palate of things to do, see and experience at the free-to-the-public festival celebrates everything the written word inspires. Seven outdoor stages will feature everything from celebrity and author readings, book signings and Q&A’s, live music, comedy and children’s activities to cooking shows, culinary demonstrations, a mobile scavenger hunt and unique food and drink (check for program updates).

General event information can be found at or by calling 1-800-LA-TIMES, ext. 7BOOK. Admission is free. Tickets are required to attend author/panel discussions and lectures due to limited seating and will become available on Sunday, April 18, 2010, at 12 noon through for a nominal fee. Information is also available and frequently updated on the Festival of Books Facebook Fan Page and through the official Twitter stream (@latimesfob).