Event Details and FAQs

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What: Meet some of the hottest young adult authors in Southern California: panels, signings, giveaways and more!

2017 authors will be announced in the summer.

When: Sat, Sept 16, 2017 from 11am - 4pm

Where: Pasadena Public Library, 285 East Walnut Street Pasadena, CA 91101

Cost: Free! No tickets are necessary. RSVP on Facebook.

Contact: Jane Gov at (626) 744-4246, jgov@cityofpasadena.net for questions not answered on this page. To be considered for next year's festival, please review the Author Guidelines.

You can also message us on Facebook // Twitter // Instagram.  Please use hashtag #plya2017 when posting about the festival!


Q: Do I have to buy a book at the Festival to get my books signed?
A: No purchase is necessary. You may bring books from home. Please remember that purchasing from our on-site vendor will help support the event and raise the chances of it happening again next year!

Q: Will there be food at the Festival?
A: You are absolutely welcome to bring your own lunch/snacks to consume during the event. Food will be allowed in certain areas like the auditorium, the story room, and the signing patio. Just be sure to keep the library clean. Some food and drink will be available, but we recommend bringing some of your own since the supply will be limited.

Q: Where should we park?
A: While we do have some parking at the library lot and on the street, there are some additional spaces at the University of Phoenix (enter on Garfield Ave just past the library lot). You can check out the map here.

Alternate parking areas:
330 E Union St (corner of Euclid) $5 all day, 2 blocks from venue
135 N Los Robles Ave (enter on E Union St) $5 all day, 3 blocks from venue
(prices subject to change, the above is the most current info available online from the city)

Pasadena Teen Book Festival is presented by Pasadena Public Library and Bridge to Books

Pasadena Public LibraryBridge to Books

Photos and Thanks

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