It’s time once again for the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the UCLA campus, and for once the weather is supposed to be comfortably cool. And when you add the convenience, fun and intelligence of the book-lover’s bus rides offered by Vroman’s, there’s no reason for Pasadenans to not attend this year. The only hard part is deciding which of the three buses to take:
— Bus #1 is the Mystery Bus, hosted by Charlie Huston, a master of noir thrillers, including The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death.
— Bus #2 will be hosted by the always entertaining Gustavo Arellano, author of Orange County: A Personal History and Ask a Mexican.
— Bus #3 is a twofer, hosted by master L.A. crime writer Gregg Hurwitz (Do No Harm, The Crime Writer) and mystery writer Jerrilyn Farmer (Murder at the Academy Awards).
For just $55, you get a bagel breakfast at Vroman’s, a bag of books and goodies, games and prizes for the ride, cookies for the ride home, and a coupon good for a 20% discount at the store for the following week. Plus you don’t have to battle the brutal parking at UCLA.
The buses fill up every year, so call quickly to get your spot: 626.449.5320.