Dr. Maya Angelou
(April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)

The Leimert Park Village Book Fair would like to pay tribute to the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou.   Dr. Angelou’s immeasurable contributions to the world can hardly be expressed to the fullest extent here. However, we acknowledge her literary accomplishments and inspiring use of those accomplishments to champion worthy causes.  It’s impossible not to be changed after reading her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, arguably her most acclaimed book.  And with over 30 best-selling titles, she leaves an archetype of works that will continue to hearten society and our future leaders.  Generations continue to reap the benefits of Dr. Angelou’s courageous and steadfast temperament for justice, peace and a passion for the Arts. African-American authors, poets, entertainers, educators and more stand on the shoulders of the likes of Dr. Maya Angelou in now being recognized for their contributions to building community and liberating minds through the Arts.  Often described as a Global Renaissance Woman, Dr. Maya Angelou will forever be treasured as an indelible part of the American fabric. Read more about Maya Angelou here.
Cynthia E. Exum
Executive Director
Leimert Park Village Book Fair 


NEW DATE:  Saturday, August 9, 2014
                                                10:00 AM  - 6:00 PM
NEW LOCATION:                      Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
                                                3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
                                                Los Angeles, California 90018

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The 2014 Leimert Park Village Book Fair (LPVBF) will celebrate another year of bringing a world-class, unrivaled literary event to the City of Los Angeles on Saturday, August 9th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thousands book lovers, families, and fans of all ages will converge on the baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza at 3650 Martin Luter King, Jr. Blvd. in Los Angeles, California 90018, to celebrate the written word. There will be over 150 celebrity readings, book signings, writing workshops, panel discussions, poetry readings, stage performances and musical performance during this day-long festival.

Previously, the LPVBF has hosted some of the national’s top authors and artists including Pulitzer Prize winning writer Isabel Wilkerson; California Laureate Al Young; Award Winning Poet, Nikki Govanni; Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence magazine, Susan L. Taylor; Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr.; Emmy-nominated music director Rickey Minor of "American Idol" and band leader of the "Tonight Show;" Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Blackmon; prominent literary figure Ishmael Reed; New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey; Advertising Hall of Famer Tom Burrell; award winning chef Govind Armstrong; playwright/author Donald Welch; screenwriter Rob Edwards ("Princess and the Frog"); art enthusiasts and philanthropists Shirley and Bernard Kinsey; award-winning poet Ruth Forman, spoken word tour-de-force-Talaam Acey and actress/children’s author Kim Wayans just to name a few. In addition, each year LPVBF distributes more than 1,500 free books to fair attendees, including over 300 books to local foster care children.

And this year in keeping with our tradition in celebrating our literary legacy, the Book Fair will pay special tribute to the American novelist, playwright, poet and social critic James A. Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) and the 1960’s: America’s Era of Social Change

2013 Legacy Honoree - JAMES A. BALDWIN

August 2, 1924 - December 1, 1987


NEW for the book fair this year:
our Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Awards. 

Coming Soon!

Liemert Park Bookfair Location
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza   
3650 MARTIN LUTHER King, Jr. Blvd.
 Los Angeles, California 90018



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