Books, books and more books at Festival of Books!

Expo Line, Pop & Hiss stage, Metro booth, come say hi! #FestivalofBooks #BookFest #goMetro #MetroWeekend #MetroExpoLine #usc

A photo posted by Metro Los Angeles (@metrolosangeles) on Apr 12, 2014 at 1:36pm PDT

Music. Food. Culture. Art. Fun! Celebrate the 20th year of the L.A. Times Festival of Books on the weekend of April 18 – 19. Booksellers, authors, musicians and celebs will gather at USC and put on a family-friendly event that is free to all.

Go Metro and save 10% on your total purchase of official 2015 Festival of Books merchandise, including mugs, T-shirts, and more! To receive the discount, show your valid TAP card upon checkout wherever official merchandise is sold.

To get to the Festival of Books, take the Metro Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station or the Metro Silver Line to 37th Street/USC. The DASH F bus is another good option, and there will also be a free Festival Shuttle Bus running from Union Station Patsaouras Bus Plaza to the USC campus. My personal travel preference to the Festival of Books is to take the shuttle from Union Station, which drops me off at the northeast end of USC. Then I winnow my way across the campus and leave via Expo Park/USC Station!

The Festival of Books will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For festival details, indoor conversations, list of authors, performers and more, visit