Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Book Shop provides books and services to many local literary conferences and book-related events in Southern California.
ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Convention
This annual event is held in Anaheim each year on the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving. It is attended by 7000+ Christian School educators and has 3 inspiring general sessions, 500+ seminars and 300+ exhibitors. www.acsi.org/Educators/Conventions/tabid/599/itemId/3006/Default.aspx
The Charlotte S. Huck Children's Literature Festival
Held annually in March, this is an event for all lovers of childrens literature. Featured speakers have included Ashley Bryan, Pat Cummings, Leonard Marcus, Kerry Madden, Linda Sue Park, Susan Goldman Rubin, Amy Timberlake and Phil Yeh. www.redlands.edu/childrensliteraturefestival.asp
Chino Valley U.S.D. Family Festival of Books
This book festival is held annually in March, with guest authors and illustrators. For information call 909-628-1201, ext. 1590
CSLA (California School Library Association) Convention
Held in Ontario on odd-numbered years the weekend before Thanksgiving. This event is attended by school librarians throughout the state of California and features seminars, author presentations, autographing sessions, and hundreds of exhibitors. www.schoolibrary.org
Los Angeles Times Festival of Book
The country's largest annual celebration of the written word, including 140,000 attendees, 450+ authors and 300+ exhibitors. The Festival of Books is held annually during the last weekend in April on the UCLA campus. www.latimes.com/extras/festivalofbooks/
West Hollywood Book Fair
This rapidly growing event is held on the first Sunday in October. It has over 30,000 attendees, 400+ authors and artists, 100+ panels and book signings, 15 stages, theatre, poetry and storytelling, a children's area and 180+ exhibitors. www.westhollywoodbookfair.org
For more information about all these events, see also the events calendar.