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Books in the Woods

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We are thrilled to invite you to an extraordinary celebration of literature and creativity at the upcoming Books in the Woods Book Fair! Set against the picturesque backdrop of Pine Mountain Club, CA, this event promises a day filled with the magic of books, insightful conversations, and enchanting music. **Date:** July 27, 2024 **Time:** 10:00am to 4:00pm **Location:** Pine Mountain Club, CA Dive into a world of imagination and discovery with a stellar lineup of New York Times Best Selling Authors, engaging guest speakers, and talented local California musicians. Whether you're a lifelong bibliophile or looking for your next favorite read, this fair is the perfect getaway into the heart of storytelling. Highlights Include: - **Exclusive Book Signings:** Meet your favorite authors and get your books signed. - **Inspiring Talks:** Attend talks to get insights into the creative process of writing and the latest trends in literature. - **Live Music:** Enjoy performances by local California musicians set amidst the serene beauty of Pine Mountain Club. - **Children's and Teen Section:** A special area dedicated to encouraging literacy among youth, with interactive activities and captivating stories to inspire our younger guests. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with fellow book lovers, Read More ...


Simon Rich in conversation with Kristen Schaal (virtual event)

From Simon Rich, the Thurber Prize–winning author of "New Teeth" comes a hilarious and powerful collection of short stories chronicling the plight of aging millennials. Rich is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and has written for Saturday Night Live, Pixar, and The Simpsons. Rich talks about GLORY DAYS, a new batch of can’t-miss stories. High-stakes and heartfelt, GLORY DAYS mourns the death of youthful innocence and hails the beginning of something approximating wisdom. NPR calls Rich “one of the funniest writers in America” and the New York Times Book Review hailed "New Teeth" as "a triumph of sustained humor." Rich talks to Kristen Schaal, an Emmy nominee for her voiceover performance in the Netflix series "BoJack Horseman." Recent credits conclude: the FX series "What We Do in the Shadows", as well as Hulu’s "The Mysterious Benedict Society."


Debut Novel Launch: “Off the Books” by Soma Mei Sheng Frazier

Village Well Books & Coffee 9900 Culver Boulevard, #1b, Culver City, CA, United States

Author Soma Mei Sheng Frazier reads from "Off the Books" and leads a discussion on her debut novel's themes.``Join us at Village Well Books & Coffee for the launch of Soma Mei Sheng Frazier's acclaimed debut novel Off the Books! Frazier and historian Samuel Yamashita will discuss the writing life, road trips, and international politics through the prism of this thrilling story.Off the Books:Recent Dartmouth dropout Mei, in search of a new direction in life, drives a limo to make ends meet. Her grandfather convinces her to allow her customers to pay under the table, and before she knows it, she is working as a routine chauffeur for sex workers. Mei does her best to mind her own business, but her knack for discretion soon leads her on a life changing trip from San Francisco to Syracuse with a new client.Handsome and reserved, Henry piques Mei’s interest. Toting an enormous black suitcase with him everywhere he goes, he’s more concerned with taking frequent breaks than making good time on the road. When Mei discovers Henry's secret, she does away with her usual close-lipped demeanor and decides she has no choice but to confront him. What Henry reveals rocks her to Read More ...

Inventing the Page: Michael Connelly, Laurie R. King and Walter Mosley

Skirball Cultural Center 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Author/Director Nicholas Meyer is moderator for an evening with 3 Grand Masters of suspense at the Skirball's Magnin Auditorium.Inventing The Page at the Skirball. For one night only, Michael Connelly, Laurie R. King and Walter Mosley will talk about craft, technique and inspiration – and how they handle the sometimes bloody business of writing about murder. It's moderated by author and film director Nicholas Meyer. August 7, 2024, at 7 pm at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 No. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, in the Magnin Auditorium.

Monster Fantasy Author Event

Radiant Beer Co. 1566 West Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, CA, United States

Join us for romance fantasy novel panel with six amazing authors! The event is free and welcome to those 18+ to attend.Join us for a panel and discussion with 6 amazing Monster Fantasty authors: Jillian GravesJenifer WoodLatrexa NovaEmily B. RoseL. AlexanderG.W. ProuseFree event to attend. Only those 18+ are welcome to this event.

Body Horror Reading: “Youthjuice”

Village Well Books & Coffee 9900 Culver Boulevard, #1b, Culver City, CA, United States

Join us for a conversation between "Youthjuice" author E.K. Sathue and horror writer CJ Leede.Join E.K. Sathue and CJ Leede as they discuss the goopy gory world of Sathue's satirical send-up of NYC It-Girl culture and the beauty industry. Attend the event and never moisturize the same way again.American Psycho meets The Devil Wears Prada: outrageous body horror for the goop generationA 29-year-old copywriter realizes that beauty is possible—at a terrible cost—in this surreal, satirical send-up of NYC It-girl culture.From Sophia Bannion’s first day on the Storytelling team at HEBE, a luxury skincare/wellness company based in New York’s trendy SoHo neighborhood, it’s clear something is deeply amiss. But Sophia, pushing thirty, has plenty of skeletons in her closet next to the designer knockoffs and doesn’t care. Though she leads an outwardly charmed life, she aches for a deeper meaning to her flat existence—and a cure for her brutal nail-biting habit. She finds it all and more at HEBE, and with Tree Whitestone, HEBE’s charismatic founder and CEO.Soon, Sophia is addicted to her HEBE lifestyle—especially youthjuice, the fatty, soothing moisturizer Tree has asked Sophia to test. But when cracks in HEBE’s infrastructure start to worsen—and Sophia learns the gruesome secret ingredient Read More ...

Author event! Lauren Ling Brown x Halley Sutton

1113 Montana Ave 1113 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, United States

In person author event with Lauren Ling Brown and Halley Sutton at Zibby's Bookshop, 1113 Montana Ave, Santa Monica CA 90403!Zibby's Bookshop is excited to host Lauren Ling Brown to celebrate the launch of SOCIETY OF LIES. Lauren will be joined in conversation by Halley Sutton!About the book:How far would you go to belong?Maya has returned to Princeton for her college reunion—it’s been a decade since she graduated, and she is looking forward to seeing old faces and reminiscing about her time there. This visit is special because Maya will also be attending the graduation of her little sister, Naomi.But what should have been a dream weekend becomes Maya’s worst nightmare when she receives the news that Naomi is dead. The police are calling it an accident, but Maya suspects that there is more to the story than they are letting on.As Maya pieces together what happened in the months leading up to her sister’s death, she begins to realize how much Naomi hid from her. Despite Maya’s warnings, Naomi had joined Sterling Club, the most exclusive social club on campus—the same one Maya belonged to. And if she had to guess, Naomi was likely tapped for the secret society Read More ...

Jodi Picoult discusses BY ANY OTHER NAME at B&N-Huntington Beach, CA

Barnes & Noble - Huntington Beach 7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA, United States

Barnes & Noble - Huntington Beach, CA welcomes Jodi Picoult to discuss BY ANY OTHER NAME on September 15, 2024 at 3PM PT!Join Barnes & Noble - Huntington Beach on Sunday, September 15 at 3 PM , as we welcome New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult for a discussion to celebrate the release of BY ANY OTHER NAME, a novel about two women, centuries apart—one of whom is the real author of Shakespeare’s plays—who are both forced to hide behind another name.Jodi Picoult will be in conversation with Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka for this special event!_________________________________________________________________________________________________To make this event safe and enjoyable for all attendees, please read the below guidelines ahead of buying a ticket, so you know what to expect on the day. To avoid disappointment, we must stress that there will be no access to the event for non-ticketholders.Barnes & Noble reserves the right to make new rules and orders in its sole discretion with regard to COVID-19 at any time and any person not abiding by the Barnes & Noble directives will be refused entrance or directed to leave the premises.TICKETING INFORMATION:There are two ticket types for this event:SEATED Book Admission - $32.33 (Admission + Read More ...

Loscon 50 “Celebrating 50 Loscons”

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LOSCON is Los Angeles’ longest running Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention, held Thanksgiving weekend by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS). Like all organized SF fandom conventions, Loscon is run by volunteers. Amateurs and professionals join as panelists (and a number of rooms host competing panels). There’s open discussion plus snacks in the con suite, a dealers room, an art show, nighttime parties in hotel rooms, dances, singing, gaming, and other activities.

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Author event! Yasmin Fahr x Aishwarya Iyer

1113 Montana Ave 1113 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, United States

In person author event with Yasmin Fahr and Aishwarya Dyer at Zibby's Bookshop, 1113 Montana Ave, Santa Monica 90403!Zibby's Bookshop is thrilled to host Yasmin Fahr as she celebrates the launch of her new book, Cook Simply, Live Fully. Jen will be joined in conversation by Aishwarya Iyer, Founder and CEO of Brightland!About the book:From New York Times Cooking contributor Yasmin Fahr comes a guide to tackling weeknight dinner, with simple, delicious recipes that suit the needs of even the busiest home cooks.What’s for dinner? It’s a question we ask ourselves most nights—pressed for time or groceries, searching through the fridge for inspiration. Dinner can be a time to unwind and connect with family or friends, but it can also feel like a chore.Recipe developer and cookbook author Yasmin Fahr gets it, and is here to help readers create nourishing meals even when real life seems to have other plans. In Cook Simply, Live Fully she offers 120 recipes for taking the grind out of dinnertime, with dishes that span the range of “too tired to chop vegetables” to “up for a challenge but please make it snappy.”Yasmin’s approach is all about simplicity and flavor while keeping things nutritious and Read More ...

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