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August 2019

Sasha Chapin discusses and signs “All the Wrong Moves”

August 20 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

If you enjoy memoirs, check out Sasha Chapin and "All the Wrong Moves: A Memoir about Chess, Love, and Ruining Everything" at Book Soup. This book traces Chapin's rollicking two-year journey around the globe in search of glory. Sasha Chapin is a victim of chess. Like countless amateurs before him--Albert Einstein, Humphrey Bogart, Marcel Duchamp--the game has consumed his life and his mind. First captivated by it as a member of his high school chess club, his passion was rekindled…

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Reading with Bud Smith, Kathryn Scanlan, Allie Rowbottom, Ben Loory and Jon Lindsey

August 20 @ 7:00 pm
Stories Books and Cafe, 1716 Le Moyne Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
Free

Stories Books & Cafe presents Songs and Stories from a variety of readers and performers at its very own location on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA. It is free and open to the public. From 7PM - 9PM. Location: Stories Books & Cafe, 1716 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.

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True Crime Tuesdays reads “The Five”

August 20 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Purchase Required

As the great Tori Telfer says, being into True Crime is like having a taste for cilantro. Some folks don’t get it, but some do: you know who you are. At this meeting, the club will discuss Hallie Rubenhold's "The Five."

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Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington discuss and sign “Brandan Kearney’s Official On Cinema at the Cinema Reader: Volume One: 2010-2018”

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

Join Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington at Book Soup for a discussion and signing of "Brandan Kearney’s Official On Cinema at the Cinema Reader: Volume One: 2010-2018." This book is a deluxe, hardbound, episode-by-episode guide to every aspect of the On Cinema Universe, from the flagship show to all the incarnations of the hit spin-off action series, Decker. Incisive commentary and analysis of the show made famous by its incisive commentary and analysis. Includes rare On Cinema, Decker, and Dekkar…

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George Takei’s “They Called Us Enemy” book launch at Barnes & Noble at The Grove

August 21 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Come out for an evening at the Grove and check out George Takei's book launch of "They Called Us Enemy." Meet actor, activist & The New York Times bestselling author George Takei when he joins us to celebrate the release of"They Called Us Enemy." This stunning graphic memoir revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II.

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Feminist Book Club reads “Back Talk”

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

This club reads an intersectional variety of feminist lit – fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, etc. – led by publisher Julia Callahan of Rare Bird Books. Join us for fresh insights, perspectives and challenges, and – most importantly – fellowship. At this meeting, the club will read Danielle Lazarin’s "Back Talk."

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Dorinne Kondo discusses and signs “Worldmaking”

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

Come out to the Last Bookstore for an evening with Dorinne Kondo and "Worldmaking: Race, Performance, and the Work of Creativity." This book theorizes and performs the ways the arts can remake worlds, from theater worlds to inner, psychic worlds to worldmaking visions for social transformation.

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Influx Collectiv presents: Queer Poetry Night & Open Mic

August 22 @ 7:30 pm
Free

Join in or come enjoy the brilliant poets reading their original work on Open Mic Poetry Night. This Open Mic is located the Rabbit Hole with free general admission or the option to donate to support the program with $5. Sign-ups at 7.30PM, performance at 8PM.

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Skylight showcases the skills and hobbies of its staff

August 22 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Skylight showcases its staff in a celebration of their hobbies, activities and interests.

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EPIC Poetry Reading presented by Not a Cult

August 22 @ 7:30 pm
Stories Books and Cafe, 1716 Le Moyne Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States

Not a Cult organizes a monthly literary series at Stories Books & Café called "EPIC." On Thursday, August 22, listen to Sheila Sadr and Beau Sia followed by conversation and Q & A.

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Aya De Leon discusses and signs “Side Chick Nation” with special guests

August 23 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Join Aya De Leon at Skylight Books for a discussion and signing of "Side Chick Nation" with special guests. This book is a gripping feminist heist fiction about turning the tables on the disaster capitalists in the jaws of climate apocalypse.

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Leimert Park Village Book Fair 2019

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Book lovers, families, and fans of all ages are invited to join us for this unrivaled literary event! Come celebrate the writings of great authors, poets, and artists during this day-long festival! For more information, visit: www.leimertparkbookfair.com

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Charlotte Laws signs “Undercover Debutante”

August 24 @ 12:00 pm
Free

Charlotte Laws will be signing her hilarious new memoir, "Undercover Debutante: The Search for my Birth Parents and a Bald Husband." Charlotte’s biological mother will also be present at the signing. Undercover Debutante details Charlotte’s outlandish young adult years in Los Angeles and how she (an adopted child) tracked down her birth family. The book recently won a Publisher’s Weekly award and is touted by Kirkus Review as “one hilarious, witty joy ride after another.” Charlotte is a cable news…

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Senator Jeff Merkley presents and signs “America Is Better Than This: Trump’s War Against Migrant Families”

August 24 @ 12:30 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Senator Jeff Merkley visits Vroman's Bookstore on Aug. 24 at 12:30 p.m. to present and sign his new book, "America Is Better Than This: Trump's War Against Migrant Families." Come hear the Senator discuss immigration policy and resisting the administration's anti-immigrant agenda.

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Virginia Lanier discusses and signs “She Didn’t Know that She Was Loved”

August 24 @ 1:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – Burbank, 731 N San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502 United States
Free

Visit Barnes & Noble in Burbank to listen to Virginia Lanier discuss her autobiographical account of tragedy in "She Didn't Know that She Was Loved."

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Tracy McCubbin discusses and signs “Making Space, Clutter Free: The Last Book on Decluttering You’ll Ever Need”

August 24 @ 1:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – Studio City, 12136 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604 United States
Free

Visit Barnes & Noble in Studio City to hear Tracy McCubbin talk about decluttering and how her book, "Making Space, Clutter Free: The Last Book on Decluttering You'll Ever Need," can help simplify your life.

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Adam Chandler discusses and signs “Drive-Thru Dreams”

August 24 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Come out to Book Soup for an evening with Adam Chandler and "Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom." This book explores the inseparable link between fast food and American life for the past century. The dark underbelly of the industry's largest players has long been scrutinized and gutted, characterized as impersonal, greedy, corporate, and worse. But, in unexpected ways, fast food is also deeply personal and emblematic of a larger than life image of America.

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Chris Rush discusses and signs “The Light Years”

August 24 @ 5:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Come see Chris Rush about "The Light Years" at Skylight Books. Chris Rush was born into a prosperous, fiercely Roman Catholic, New Jersey family. But underneath the gleaming mid-century house, the flawless hostess mom, and the thriving businessman dad ran an unspoken tension that, amid the upheaval of the late 1960s, was destined to fracture their precarious facade.

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Téa Obreht discusses and signs “Inland”

August 24 @ 5:30 pm
Chevalier’s Books, 126 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004 United States
Free

Téa Obreht will discuss "Inland" at Chevalier's Books. In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life—her husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons, who have vanished after an explosive argument. Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from him,…

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Made in L.A. Writers read at Gatsby Books from their latest hyperlocal indie fiction anthology

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Gatsby Books welcomes Made in L.A. Writers on August 24 at 7 p.m. to read from and discuss their latest fiction anthology. What are dreams made of and why are they so elusive? The editors and contributors will discuss stories of obsession, longing, addiction, and ambition and how L.A. makes for the perfect setting for short fiction. While Made in L.A. Volume 1 was rooted in Los Angeles, this volume focuses on goals, dreams, and the distant horizon. "Chasing the…

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Celebrate Our Words

August 25 @ 2:00 pm
Free

Readings from all genres plus a celebration of the release of Sehba Sarwar's "Black Wings." Location: Dwight Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library, 285 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91101 United States

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Olivia Gatwood presents and signs “Life of the Party: Poems”

August 25 @ 3:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

If you enjoy poetry, check out Olivia Gatwood and "Life of the Party: Poems" at Book Soup. This book is a dazzling debut collection of raw and explosive poems about growing up in a sexist, sensationalized world, from a thrilling new feminist voice.

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Jefferson Travis Croushere, Amina Warsuma, and Austyn Wells read their work

August 25 @ 4:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Vroman's Local Author Day presents... Jefferson Travis Croushore presents and signs "The Eve Project (Book One)." Amina Warsuma presents and signs "Amber Stone Agent Zero." Austyn Wells presents and signs "Soul Conversations."

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BUSted Storytelling

August 25 @ 6:00 pm
Stories Books and Cafe, 1716 Le Moyne Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
Free

BUSted Los Angeles presents Chase Daseler, Rudy Salo, and more to be announced.

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Horror Book Club reads “White is For Witching”

August 25 @ 9:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Purchase Required

Just as novels continue to evoke emotion and imagination, novels revealing themes of horror and thrilling suspense invade the minds of its readers. In the center of its labyrinth, this horror book club meets to read and uncover the mysterious story of the generations of women in the Silver family. This book club, led by Katherine E. McGee reads horror stories. At this meeting, the club will read Helen Oyeyemi's "White is For Witching."

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