Just in time for peak summer reading season, Hauser & Wirth and the Los Angeles Review of Books are teaming up to bring together the best of everything in the indie lit world for a weekend-long party. The Little Literary Fair (known as LITLIT to its friends) will bring together dozens of book shops, small publishers, and more, with a goal of inspiring innovation and community building through the written word.
The fair, which takes place July 20 and 21 at Hauser & Wirth’s downtown campus, is totally free and open to the public. In addition to the gallery’s own publishing division, there will be stations from Angel City Press, Jaded Ibis Press, X Artists’ Books, and dozens of others, showcasing their wares. The vibe and format may seem familiar to those who have attended the L.A. Art Book Fair in the past, though on a somewhat smaller scale.
LITLIT was born as something of an offshoot of the L.A. Review of Books Publishing Workshop. The annual workshop, a partnership between L.A.R.B. and USC, offers a three-week immersion in the world of independent publishing to aspiring book-makers. Each year, a small book fair was held for the workshop’s participants and local publishers to meet up with one another. For 2019, they decided to expand the event and open it up to the public for the first time.
The Little Literary Fair (LITLIT) takes place July 20 and 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Hauser & Wirth, 901 E. 3rd St., Arts District.
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