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**Please note: Advance reservations for this event have closed. 

  • If you are a Library Foundation Member and you have not yet RSVP’d, please show your Membership card at check-in for your admission +1. 
  • If you are an author from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and you have not yet RSVP’d, please show your LATFOB author badge at check-in for admission.
  • If you are not a Member or LATFOB author, and would like to attend, you are welcome to attend with a guest by joining the Library Foundation at the check-in table. Membership; begins at $50/ year. Learn more here.

Join us for the 7th Annual Book Drop Bash – Los Angeles’ largest Library party of the year, celebrating the literary and cultural life of Los Angeles, at the historic Central Library!

On Saturday, April 21st, Members of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles join authors from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the historic Central Library, after dark.

Bring a book with you and swap it out for a new one to take home; enjoy complimentary Oaxacan inspired food from X’tiosu Kitchen, local brews by Angel City Brewery, and delicious Blue Bottle Coffee while listening to tunes and enjoying the beautiful new Oaxacan murals on display in the Library’s Rotunda and participating in tequila tastings.

RSVP now to throw all of the Library rules out of the window and celebrate the 7th year of our legendary Book Swap, stay for the literary libations!


Library Foundation Members | 2 complimentary tickets
Non- Member Admission | Includes a 1-year Membership

This event fills up every year, so be sure to RSVP early!

 7:00 – 8:00 PM | VIP Preview

Contributor Members and higher will have first access to the Book Swap, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks in our VIP area.

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM | General Admission

Book Swap and party in the Library’s Rotunda



Not a Member? Join today!

Contact Sarah Charleton, Membership Director, at [email protected] for additional information.


Can’t attend, but still want to show your support for the Library? Text “Library” to 41444 to give a donation!

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