LA Peeps! It’s a book fest in the mall, y’all! #BOOKWORMS WANTED! For the love of #reading, join me at the #LeimertParkBF on Saturday, August 24th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at @BHCgram the #BaldwinHillsCrenshawPlaza. I’ll be doing book signings, crafts with the kids, and a photo booth all day! Get a personalized signature and inscription in your copy of TAKE A PICTURE OF ME, JAMES VAN DER ZEE! or BUNNYBEAR, and sneak a peek at my new picture book DOUBLE BASS BLUES, coming out on October 22nd! See you soon! 💕💖📚💖💕 “Voted One of LA’s Five Best Annual Book Festivals,” the renowned Leimert Park Village Book Fair (LPVBF) invites those who love reading, literature, learning and fun to the 13th annual book fair on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (BHCP), located at 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in LA. 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.
With this year’s theme of “We Do This for the Culture,” the book fair will be held inside the mall to create a more intimate, “salon experience” of entertainment, instead of an outdoor festival. The main stage will be transformed into a kitchen-like setting with authors and panels, presenting table talk discussions about topics relevant to the African American community. The theme, “We Do This for the Culture” is not only a nod to hip hop, but also a reminder of the book fair’s commitment to promote reading and literacy in an entertaining, engaging, and informative way that benefits the whole community.
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