L.A. Times Festival of Books, 2005 Edition
We arrived in Los Angeles on Thursday night and spent all day Friday catching up with family and friends. I talked so much that I came very close to losing my voice. So I was off to a late start on Saturday at UCLA. Parking was insane, as usual, which is hardly surprising in L.A. but what did surprise me was the huge number of people in attendance. I don’t know what the number is, but it must run in the thousands. The fair had been getting bigger every year, but I missed the one last year, so the difference was even clearer to me. That raises two questions: 1) Who says people are not interested in books? And 2) Who says Angelenos don’t care about books?