LOS ANGELES, CA- The Leimert Park Village Book Fair will celebrate its 11th anniversary on Saturday, August 19 in Los Angeles. The book fair will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the promenade of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (BHCP), located at 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The family-oriented event is held in the heart of Leimert Park, which is considered the center of the African American arts/intellectual scene in LA. The book fair will be held outdoors, and luckily, it rarely rains in Southern California!
“Voted One of LA’s Five Best Annual Book Festivals,” the LPVBF has become a much-anticipated cultural tradition in the community. It provides authors an opportunity to promote their newest work as well as meet some of their fans up close and personal. Meet some of LA’s favorite and best-selling authors like Pamela Samuels Young, Gary Phillips, Tananarive Due, plus Jodi Baker, the YA writer of the “Between Lions” series, which New York Times calls it ” … definitely the YA series to follow.”
The LPVBF is produced by Exum and Associates in collaboration with Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, District 2; the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; City of Los Angeles and Capri Capital Partners of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall. City leaders and philanthropists Dr. Bernard W. and Shirley Kinsey serve as the book fair’s chairperson.