Killer Year–The Class of 2007


A CELEBRATION OF THE WRITTEN WORD
May 1, 2007, 7:00 am
Filed under: Brett Battles, Killer Year Founders, Killer Year Members

This past weekend marked the 12th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. And let me say right up front, for book lovers this is a not to be missed event.

Last year there were over 140,000 people who attended over the two-day weekend, and I have a feeling at least that many showed up again this year. Since the release of my book is still just a little over one and half months away, I was able to attend in the capacity of fan.

It was a great position to be in. I was able to wander around without any schedule to keep, and visit a lot of friends. I was also able to shoot of a lot, and I mean A LOT, of photos. You can see most of them here.

To give you a idea…there are hundreds of booths: bookstores, small presses, book related items, comic book stores, radio stations, food booths, etc. And the whole thing is spread over a the UCLA campus in West Los Angeles. I didn’t even make it to some areas, it’s just that big.

The weekend actually started off with a huge party at the Mystery Bookstore on Friday night. I talked to store manager Bobby McCue on Saturday and he said he’d never seen so many people in the store at one time before. It was quit a site. You can see a few pictures from the party here.

All in all, a fantastic weekend. Every author should try to make it out at least once. And if you’re a reader, there is no better place meet dozens of your favorite authors all on the same day (or two days.)

Brett Battles
THE CLEANER
Delacorte Press
June 26, 2007

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