Festival of Books at UCLA

What fun it always is to attend the Festival. The whole campus is transformed with booths, authors, readers, and programs. My first stop was at the merchandise tent to get this year’s hat and mug. Then to the UCLA Library booth to say hello and see what is out. Those tatoos are such fun. Library staff were on hand to talk about consumer health and government information with those who stopped by.

My first panel was of mystery writers and I really enjoyed their interaction. Stephen J. Cannell and Jan Burke are two favorites of mine. Other panels took place over Saturday and Sunday.

In the afternoon Ray Bradbury visited Powell Library to see the commemorative plaque of the site of the creation of Farhenheit 451.

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During Ray Bradbury’s appearance at the Powell Society Dinner in September 2008, this was unveiled, but he only was able to see it on Saturday for the first time.

2 Responses to “Festival of Books at UCLA”

  1. Diane Mizrachi says:

    I worked at the Powell Library reference desk on Sunday and we had a steady stream of visitors popping in from the Festival all day long. Lots of young families with their children.

  2. Alison says:

    Thanks for blogging about the FOB! It’s a lot of fun and this year the weather really cooperated!! That Ray Bradbury stopped by to see his plaque is a treat.

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