LITLIT, or The Little Literary Fair, is a celebration of independent booksellers, book publishers, and book makers from Los Angeles and beyond.
We saw how incredible it was when local publishers came together at our Workshop’s internal independent book press fair and wanted readers from all over the city to have the same opportunity. This year we’re thrilled to partner with Hauser & Wirth Publishers and Hauser & Wirth LA to bring this gathering to the public for free. Programming will include interviews and panel discussions with publishers, authors, artists, and community organizers. The goal is to foster diverse contexts for participants to explore innovative, community-building work.
Located in Hauser & Wirth’s beautiful Arts District complex and taking place against the backdrop of a rare show by artist David Hammons — his first L.A.-based solo show in 45 years — and the first Los Angeles exhibition of Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca, LITLIT has the unique opportunity to situate the literary arts within one of Los Angeles’s most exciting cultural spaces. In addition to important, groundbreaking exhibits, Hauser & Wirth also hosts attractions like the bookstore ARTBOOK, the restaurant Manuela, and the Gallery Shop retail space, all of which are set around a 6,000-square-foot open courtyard that frequently serves as a venue for outdoor installations.
As part of LARB’s mission to increase access to literary and cultural production, LITLIT aims to strengthen public and institutional support for independent presses both large and small. Through the generous support of Hauser & Wirth Publishers, publishers will exhibit at LITLIT free of charge.
Participating publishers, booksellers, and vendors include: Angel City Press, Artbook, Counter Culture Coffee, DoppelHouse Press, Hauser & Wirth Publishers, Hay House, Insert Blanc Press, Inventory Press, Jaded Ibis Press, Kaya Press, LARB Books, LARB Publishing Workshop, Los Angeles Public Library, Not A Cult, Nouvella Books, Otis Books, Prospect Park Books, Rare Bird Books & Literary, Red Hen Press, Tia Chucha Press & Centro Cultural, Tsehai Publishers & Harriet Tubman Press, Two Lines Press & Center for the Art of Translation, Unnamed Press, Words Uncaged, Writing Workshops Los Angeles, and X Artists’ Books.
LITLIT – the Little Literary Fair, presented by Los Angeles Review of Books and Hauser & Wirth Publishers – takes place on July 20 and 21, 2019 from 11AM to 6PM at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, located at 901 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013. LITLIT is free and open to the public. Find more information at www.litlitfair.com.