Come to Downtown Central Library in Glendale for the Friends author festival featuring bestselling author interviews and book signings, PLUS musical performances on the Central Park Paseo, and our Back Door Bookstore December sale!

Author Festival and interviews will be held in the Downtown Central Library Auditorium, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

20+ authors will showcase their work: Literary, Young Adult, Mystery, Police Procedurals, Suspense, Paranormal, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, and Comics

Festival Lineup:
11:30 am Dennis Palumbo, Opening Up Your Creative Mind
12:15 pm Michael Thomas Barry, True Crime
1:00 pm Michael Mallory and Gary Phillips Comics and Graphic Novels
1:45 pm Christine Hoag and Maria Alexander, Writing YA
3:15 pm Kathryn Sermak, Biography: Bette Davis

222 EAST Performances on the Central Park Paseo, 218 S. Brand Blvd.
11:00 a.m. Heavenly Chants / flute & harp
1:00 p.m. Mike the Poet
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Manje & the Tips / r&b & jazz

Great Books at Great Prices
The Friends Back Door Bookstore will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Access off the alley on the west side of the Library, near the Paseo.

December 9 Booksale Specials

  • A Backdoor Bookstore Admit One Ticket will be available at the circulation desk starting Tuesday, December 5, or you can click on the link here to show it from your phone. Bearers of the card can buy 1 book, get another book free at the December 9 booksale!
  • $10 grab bags will be available – Fill a Friends bag with as many books as you can!
  • A $5 minimum purchase that day will also provide free admission to the Museum of Neon Art across the street (December 9th only)
A Big Day: December 9 Author Faire, Workshops, Performances, Back Door Booksale and Sale Specials!