We took a bunch of photos while visiting the
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
on the campus of UCLA today.
You Are Here.
Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar, the festival mascot,
appears beneath a directory.
Throngs Descending a Staircase
See that noisy throng on the incline in the background?
They ascend and descend the Janss Steps in order to visit — or hurry away from — the vast encampment of splendid tents to which cunning booksellers, well-versed in the arts of enticement, lure the innocent.
City of Books
Now we are at the top of the Janss Steps looking down.
That gleaming sea of booths below — looking as though a small cohort of booksellers had pitched camp, laying siege to UCLA — represents but one section of the vasty Festival of Books, and not even the biggest section.
Peter, Paul and Mary with neither Paul nor Mary
Peter Yarrow sang Puff the Magic Dragon.
We met a dog.
You Cannot Lie to the Caterpillar
Already footsore and sunburnt we made a quiet departure from the festival before we were forced to undergo enhanced interrogation.