Friday, April 29, 2011
Photo-finish Friday: Festival of Books
Now that the Royal Wedding is over, there are still two Big Events this weekend for folks here in Los Angeles. The university where I teach is hosting the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and across town there's the annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, where Laurie Powers is signing books and on a panel discussing True Grit.
For the book fair, the streets and walkways of campus are lined with a network of booths for hundreds of participating booksellers. There will be readings and discussions to attend. It may be hard to think of the residents of the movie capital of the world as book fans, but this is always a Big Event.
The booths went up already last weekend and have been waiting for the action to start Saturday morning. I snapped this pic of a few of them on the way home after my last class (of the semester) Thursday afternoon. You can get a current glimpse of the event as it develops here on the university's webcam.
Photo-finish Friday is the bright idea of Leah Utas over at The Goat's Lunch Pail.