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Leimert Park Village Book Fair Celebrates 13 Years For the Love of Books

Date(s) - 08/24/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza


“We Do This for the Culture! Celebrating Our Collective Culture”

World-class Athlete, TV Personality and Home Chef Named As the 2019 Leimert Park Village Book Fair Ambassador



Leimert Park Village Book Fair 2019 | “We Do This For the Culture” | Saturday, August 24, 2019

“Voted One of LA’s Five Best Annual Book Festivals,” the renowned Leimert Park Village Book Fair  (LPVBF) invites those who love reading, literature, learning and fun to the 13th annual book fair on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (BHCP), located at 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in LA. The family-oriented event is held in the heart of Leimert Park, which is considered the center of the African American arts/intellectual scene in LA. This year’s theme is: “We Do This for the Culture.”

The Leimert Park Village Book Fair has tapped world-class athlete, fitness and wellness advocate, TV personality and home chef, Laila Ali as its 2019 book fair ambassador. She will be headlining the culinary stage with recipes from her new cookbook, “Food for Life.” Laila currently is the host of Emmy Award-winning show, “Home Made Simple,” which airs every Saturday on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

With this year’s theme of “We Do This for the Culture,” the book fair will be held inside the mall to create a more intimate, “salon experience” of entertainment, instead of an outdoor festival. The main stage will be transformed into a kitchen-like setting with authors and panels, presenting table talk discussions about topics relevant to the African American community. The theme, “We Do This for the Culture” is not only a nod to hip hop, but also a reminder of the book fair’s commitment to promote reading and literacy in an entertaining, engaging, and informative way that benefits the whole community.

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Tags: Baldwin Hills, Laila Ali, Leimert Park, Leimert Park Plaza, Leimert Park Village Book Fair, OWN

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