Event Details and FAQs

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

This year's author lineup will be announced in Spring 2020.
The schedule will be announced in Summer 2020.

When: Sat, Sept 26, 2020 from 12pm - 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. 2020 authors will be announced next summer.

You can also message us on Facebook // Twitter // Instagram.  Please use hashtag #plya2020 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, Vroman's Bookstore, 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 Studio, and the story room (during the time of the event only). Just be sure to keep the library clean. Some light snacks and drink will be available free of charge, 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 time-limited parking at the library lot and on the street, there are additional spaces at the University of Phoenix (enter on Garfield Ave just past the library lot).

Q. What is the size of the festival?
A: The festival takes place entirely inside the Pasadena Central Library. The attendance is generally 200-400 people.

Q: What is the structure of the event?
A: There are four panels, each with 2-4 featured authors and one moderator. Panels run about 40 minutes, including questions from the audience. There will be no author booths/tables.

The following is a sample schedule:
11am - Auditorium is open; Vroman's start selling books
12pm - First author panel in Auditorium, followed by book signing in same room
1pm - Second author panel in Studio, followed by book signing in same room
2pm - Third author panel in Auditorium, followed by book signing in same room
3pm - Fourth author panel in Studio, followed by book signing in same room
3:45pm - Book Blitz in Teen Central

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