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October 2019

Michael Deibert discusses and signs “When the Sky Fell”

October 18 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Michael Deibert will discuss and sign "When the Sky Fell: Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico" at Book Soup. This book reveals the stories of everyday heroism, compassion, and unexpected joy that have defined the island before and after Hurricane Maria.

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Chip Jacobs discusses and signs “Arroyo”

October 18 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Come out to Vroman's for an evening with Chip Jacobs and "Arroyo." Set against two distinct epochs in the history of Pasadena, California, Arroyo tells the parallel stories of a young inventor and his clairvoyant dog in 1913 and 1993. In both lives, they are drawn to the landmark Colorado Street Bridge, or "Suicide Bridge," as the locals call it, which suffered a lethal collapse during construction but still opened to fanfare in the early twentieth century automobile age. When…

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Ashley Wurzbacher discusses and signs “Happy Like This”

October 18 @ 7:00 pm
Stories Books and Cafe, 1716 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
Free

Come see Ashley Wurzbacher talk about her debut short story collection "Happy Like This" at Stories Books and Cafe. Emily Geminder, Sarah McColl, Allie Rowbottom, and Xuan Juliana Wang will also be presenting their work.

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Lucy Ives reads and discusses “Loudermilk” with Magdalena Edwards and Michael Scott Moore

October 18 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Lucy Ives's novel "Loudermilk" tells the story of Troy Augustus Loudermilk and his friend Harry Rego, who scam their way into a creative writing program.

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The LA Printers Fair Featuring “Dead Feminist” Co-Author Jessica Spring

October 19 @ 10:00 am
Purchase Required

The Los Angeles Printers Fair at the Printing Museum in Carson is the largest annual celebration of letterpress, book arts, and the paper in the West. With the backdrop of the Museum’s world-famous collection of antique presses, the LA Printers Fair annually brings together 90 artistic vendors and 2,000 visitors to explore the creative worlds of handmade books and printing. The featured artist at this year’s Printers Fair will be Jessica Spring of Springtide Press in Tacoma, WA. Since her…

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Larry Levine discusses and signs “Cooking for a Beautiful Woman”

October 19 @ 12:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – Burbank, 731 N San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502 United States
Free

Larry Levine's memoir "Cooking for a Beautiful Woman" recounts stories and recipes in homage to the women in his life.

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Felicia Day discusses and signs “Embrace Your Weird”

October 19 @ 2:00 pm
Purchase Required

If you enjoy self help books, check out Felicia Day and "Embrace Your Weird." Whether you enjoy writing, baking, painting, podcasting, playing music, or have yet to uncover your favorite creative outlet, "Embrace Your Weird" will help you unlock the power of self-expression. Get motivated. Get creative. Get weird. Location: DYNASTY TYPEWRITER AT THE HAYWORTH: 2511 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

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An Afternoon with Mike Mignola

October 19 @ 3:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Purchase Required

Join Mike Mignola at Vroman's for a discussion and signing of "Baltimore Omnibus Volume 1" and "Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction." Mike Mignola is best known as the award-winning creator/writer/artist of Hellboy, although he began working as a professional cartoonist in the early 1980s, drawing “a little bit of everything for just about everybody.” He was also a production designer on the Disney film Atlantis: The Lost Empire and visual consultant to Guillermo del Toro on both Blade…

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Amanda Seales discusses and signs “Small Doses”

October 19 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Amanda Seales will discuss "Small Doses" at Book Soup. Comedian, writer, actress, and social media star Amanda Seales is a force of nature who has fearlessly and passionately charted her own course through life and career. Now, in her one-of-a-kind voice that blends academic intellectualism, Black American colloquialisms, and pop culture fanaticism, she's bringing her life's lessons and laughs to the page. This volume of essays, axioms, original illustrations, and photos provides Seales's trademark "self-help from the hip" style of…

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POC United launch their anthology, “Graffiti”

October 19 @ 5:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Skylight Books presents the editors of "Graffiti" to discuss and sign their anthology. The editors of "Graffiti" gave the contributors a special challenge: to write in a way that centers neither "whiteness" nor "anti-whiteness”, that is not limited by their struggle, their oppression, or how their characters will be received by the white imagination.

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An Evening with Liz Phair

October 19 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Purchase Required

Come out to Vroman's for an evening with Liz Phair and "Horror Stories: A Memoir." This book traces her life and career in a genre-bending memoir in stories about the pivotal moments that haunt her.

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An Evening with Ambassador Susan Rice

October 19 @ 8:00 pm
Purchase Required

Ambassador Susan E. Rice served as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and US Ambassador to the United Nations. Mother, wife, scholar, diplomat, and fierce champion of American interests and values, Rice connects the personal and the professional in her new memoir "Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For." In it, she provides an insider's account of some of the most complex issues confronting the US over three decades, ranging from "Black Hawk Down" in Somalia…

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Steven Ramirez discusses and signs “The Girl in the Mirror”

October 20 @ 12:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – Burbank, 731 N San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502 United States
Free

Steven Ramirez visits the Barnes & Noble in Burbank to promote his new title, "The Girl in the Mirror."

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Laura Clery discuses and signs “Idiot: Life Stories from the Creator of Help Helen Smash”

October 20 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Laura Clery visits Barnes & Noble at the Grove to discuss her collection of comedic essays.

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Ashley Wurzbacher discusses and signs “Happy Like This” with Allie Rowbottom

October 20 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Come see Ashely Wurzbacher in conversation with Allie Rowbottom about "Happy Like This" at Book Soup. This book is spans a wide range of distinct perspectives, voices, styles, and settings, the ten shimmering stories and offers deeply felt, often humorous meditations on the complexity of choice and the ambiguity of happiness.

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Author Mark Mallman on “The Happiness Playlist”

October 21 @ 6:30 pm
Free

Join us as at the Studio City Branch Library on Monday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. as we welcome author and Minneapolis rock legend Mark Mallman to discuss his new book, "The Happiness Playlist." When Mallman woke at 3 a.m. with a crushing panic attack that wouldn't end, he responded by pouring songs into a happiness playlist and leaning on the wisdom of friends. This book is the true story of a man beset by grief, healed by music, and…

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Justin Murphy discusses and signs “Let Me Tell You How It Isn’t”

October 21 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Join Justin Murphy for a discussion and signing of "Let Me Tell You How It Isn't" at Book Soup. This book is the story of a young man's internal and familial struggle between Middle East and Far West in a "secondary security screening" world. It is a story of culture clash, identity, and love, all of which can tear a family apart and bring them back together.

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Leroy Chatfield discusses and signs “To Serve the People”

October 21 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

If you enjoy hearing about people whose lives are dedicated to serving others, check out Leroy Chatfield and "To Serve the People: My Life Organizing with Cesar Chavez and the Poor" at Vroman's. The long pilgrimage of LeRoy Chatfield weaves its way through multiple collective projects designed to better the condition of the marginalized and forgotten. From the cloisters of the Christian Brothers and the halls of secondary education to the fields of Central California and the streets of Sacramento,…

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Josh Kun discusses and signs “The Autograph Book of L.A.”

October 21 @ 7:00 pm
Chevalier’s Books, 126 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004 United States
Free

Join Josh Kun at Chevalier's Books for a discussion and signing of "The Autograph Book of L.A." This book is the third in his trilogy of books sponsored by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and based on the Special Collections of the Los Angeles Public Library.

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Joe Posnanski discusses and signs “The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini”

October 21 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

Join Joe Posnanski at the Last Bookstore for a discussion and signing of "The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini." Award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Joe Posnanski enters the world of Harry Houdini and his legions of devoted fans in an immersive, entertaining, and magical work on the illusionist’s impact on American culture—and why his legacy endures to this day.

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Stephanie Jimenez and Angela Morales discuss and sign their work

October 22 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Book Soup presents Stephanie Jimenez and Angela Morales to discuss and sign their works, "They Could Have Named Her Anything" and "Girls in My Town," respectively. Every morning, seventeen-year-old Maria Anís Rosario takes the subway an hour from her boisterous and close-knit family in Queens to her private high school on the Upper East Side, where she struggles to fit in as one of the only Latina students--until Rocky welcomes her into this new life. But crackling under the surface…

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Judith Orloff discusses and signs “Thriving as an Empath”

October 22 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Come out to Vroman's for an evening with Judith Orloff and "Thriving as an Empath: 365 Days of Self-Care for Sensitive People." Empaths have so much to offer as healers, creatives, friends, lovers, and innovators at work. Yet highly sensitive and empathic people often give too much at the expense of their own well-being--and end up absorbing the stress of others. "To stay healthy and happy," writes Judith Orloff, MD, "you must be ready with daily self-care practices that work."…

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Jake Brennan discusses and signs “Disgraceland”

October 22 @ 7:00 pm
Chevalier’s Books, 126 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004 United States
Free

Chevalier's Books presents Jake Brennan to discuss and sign "Disgraceland." Brennan will be in conversation with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. This book is a collection of the best of these stories about some of the music world's most beloved stars and their crimes.

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Michael Scott Moore discusses and signs “The Desert and the Sea”

October 22 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

If you enjoy stories about other cultures, check out Michael Scott Moore and "The Desert and the Sea" at the Last Bookstore. Moore will be in conversation with author and Arabic translator Peter Theroux. In early 2012 Michael Scott Moore traveled to the Horn of Africa to research a book about Somali piracy and ways to end it. He was kidnapped and spent more than two and a half years as a hostage, shifted from camps in the desert bush…

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Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon signs “Beautiful on the Outside”

October 23 @ 6:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Purchase Required

Come see Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon sign his memoir, "Beautiful on the Outside: A Memoir" at Book Soup. Former Olympic figure skater and self-professed America's Sweetheart Adam Rippon shares his underdog journey from beautiful mess to outrageous success in this hilarious, big-hearted memoir.

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