Jane Austen Society of North America, Southwest Region
Festival of Books
The JASNA Southwest booth at the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books welcomes approximately 1,000 visitors each April, introducing many area Janeites to JASNA Southwest. Wares available in the booth include Austen’s complete ouevre, of course, along with Spanish-language editions, tote bags, t-shirts, journals and a host of Austen-inspired books — from gardening to Regency-era history.
Authors of Austen-related books greet visitors and sign copies of their works.
Emily Bergman oversees the annual effort, managing numerous volunteers. Nancy Gallagher organizes the selection and delivery of books from Vroman’s Bookstore.
JASNA Southwest has participated in the Festival of Books — the nation’s largest literary and cultural festival — since 2011.
Nancy Gallagher takes a quick break between sales.
JASNA Southwest partners with Vroman’s bookstore to offer an array of Austen-related items.
Visitors peruse the selection of items.
The JASNA Southwest booth attracts approximately 1,000 visitors each year.
A visitor signing up for the JASNA-SW mailing list
Terry Ryan greets a visitor to the booth.
Festival of Books Coordinator Emily Bergman