The 17th Annual Festival of Books,held at the USC campus, attracted over 140,000 book loving Angelenos (and canines) including Phoebe Rose, a pooch with a penchant for good literature.
The Festival of Books , "A celebration of the written word" is a free public event including author events, storytelling, cooking demonstrations and poetry readings with nearly 300 exhibitor booths representing booksellers, publishers, literacy and cultural organizations.
Canine expert, Warren Eckstein host of the nationally syndicated "The Pet Show",was "spotted" broadcasting live - but took a moment to pose with pal, Phoebe, who first met Warren at the Blessing of the Animals last summer.
Devoted animal lover and Pug fan, Tory Spelling (pregnant and glowing) appeared on the LA Times stage to answer questions about her new book
|Actor, John Cusack drew large crowds to his Q & A for upcoming film, The Raven.|
Television personality, Riki Lake, Mom to 2 furry babies (both of whom are scheduled to appear on her new talk show) signed autographs and touted "Never say never:finding a life that fits." Vegan, Marilu Henner, "Total Memory Makeover", Sugar Ray Leonard, author of “The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring, and Jeff Kinney popular author of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (the plight of a middle school "underdog") were on hand. Kinney recalled his first book signing in LA 5 years ago-where one young fan showed up. He was "very happy" to address the huge crowd of devoted "Wimpy Kid" followers.
A host of other literary celebs included: ssons: How I Found Passion and Potential on the Dance Floor and in Life."Michael Voltaggio, author of “VOLT ink,” and “Dancing Le
|Resting her paws in a Trojan Chariot pedicab.|