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April 2019

MG Wheaton discusses and signs “Emily Eternal”

April 24 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Come out for an evening with writer MG Wheaton as he presents "Emily Eternal" at Vroman’s. In this novel, meet Emily: She can solve advanced mathematical problems, unlock the mind's deepest secrets, but unfortunately, even she can't restart the sun. Genre: Fiction

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Stassi Schroeder presents “Next Level Basic”

April 24 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Join Stassi Schroeder as she discusses her life and values as presented in her book, "Next Level Basic."

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Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth: A Recent History”

April 24 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Join Nathaniel Rich at Skylight Books for a discussion of "Losing Earth: A Recent History." By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change—including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. Losing Earth is their story, and ours. Jane Smiley will join Rich in conversation.…

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Antonio Gonzalez discusses and signs “Architects Who Built Southern California”

April 24 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

The Last Bookstore presents author Antonio Gonzalez and his new book "Architects Who Built Southern California." His book tells the stories of the people behind some of Southern California’s most iconic buildings. Genre: Nonfiction

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The State of the Union Book Club discusses “Heartland” by Sarah Smarsh

April 24 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

Systemic, socio-economic inequality is explored by journalist Sarah Smarsh through the lens of her own Kansas family in "Heartland."

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Nare Garibyan reads from and signs “When Ruins Speak: A Journey of Poems”

April 25 @ 6:30 pm
Free

Come out for an evening with poet Nare Garibyan and "When Ruins Speak: A Journey of Poems" at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse. This inaugural collection of poetry attempts to reach out to humanity and encourage people to explore their own cultural elements, including the truths hidden in the dark corners. Genre: Poetry

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Marc Weingarten discusses and signs “Thirsty”

April 25 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Come out for an evening with writer Marc Weingarten as he presents "Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, and the Real Chinatown" at Vroman’s. "Thirsty" is the history of Los Angeles and its fraught relationship with water. As a city on the make since the early twentieth century, Los Angeles' resources fought hard to keep up with its unchecked growth. Genre: Nonfiction

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Gwendolyn Womack discusses and signs “The Time Collector”

April 25 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

If you love time-travel novels, check out Gwendolyn Womack and "The Time Collector" at Book Soup. Roan West was born with an extraordinary gift: he can perceive the past of any object he touches. A highly skilled psychometrist, he uses his talents to find and sell valuable antiques, but his quiet life in New Orleans is about to change. Genre: Speculative Fiction

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Donna Spruijt-Metz signs “Slippery Surfaces”

April 25 @ 7:00 pm
Chevalier’s Books, 126 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004 United States
Free

Come out for a celebration of poet Donna Spruijt-Metz and "Slippery Surfaces" at Chevalier's Books. Poets Joseph Rios, Brendan Constantine, and Damaris Heel will also be reading from their work. The night will be hosted by Nan Cohen. Genre: Poetry

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Samuel Stein presents “Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State:

April 25 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

Last Bookstore presents author Samuel Stein to present "A Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State." The book is about the pernicious ways in which city planning and real estate have merged. Special guests Maya Abood (MIT) and K-Sue Park (UCLA School of Law) will join Stein in conversation. Genre: Nonfiction

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Leila Lalami reads from “The Other Americans”

April 25 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Join Leila Lalami at Skylight Books for a reading of "The Other Americans." This book is a timely and powerful new novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant--at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story, informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture. Genre: Fiction

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Saskia Vogel discusses and signs “Permission”

April 26 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Check out Saskia Vogel as she discusses and signs "Permission" at Book Soup. When Echo's father gets swept away by a freak current off the Los Angeles coast, she enters a state of paralysis. The failed young actress seeks solace in the best way she knows: by losing herself in the lives of others. Genre: Fiction

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Daniel Suarez discusses and signs “Delta-v”

April 26 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Come out for an evening with writer Daniel Suarez as he presents "Delta-v" at Vroman’s. This novel is a near-future technological thriller, in which a charismatic billionaire recruits a team of adventurers to launch the first deep space mining operation--a mission that could alter the trajectory of human civilization. Genre: Speculative Fiction

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Sehba Sarwar discusses and signs “Black Wings”

April 26 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Skylight Books presents author Sehba Sarwar to discuss and sign "Black Wings." Spanning two continents, Black Wings is the story of Laila and Yasmeen, a mother and daughter, struggling to meet across the generations, cultures, and secrets that separate them. Genre: Fiction

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Los Angeles Press National Poetry Month Reading

April 26 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Join the Los Angeles Press for a celebration of National Poetry Month with a selection of featured readers from its company of great poets, performance artists, and playwrights. Spotlight on new hybrid genre texts and 2018–2019 COLA artists and writers! The event will be hosted by Linda Ravenswood. Genre: Poetry

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Indie Bookstore Day at Vroman’s

April 27 @ 9:00 am
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Join Vroman's for a day packed with fun in-store activities and events in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day! Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. Come out for a celebration and appreciation of these unique places book-lovers call home. Genre: All Genres

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Indie Bookstore Day at Vroman’s Hastings Ranch

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Free

Join Vroman's Hastings Ranch for a day packed with fun in-store activities and events in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day! Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. Come out for a celebration and appreciation of these unique places book-lovers call home. Location: Vroman's Hastings Ranch 3729 E Foothill Blvd Pasadena, CA 91107 Genre: All Genres

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5th Anniversary Independent Bookstore Day

April 27 @ 9:15 am
DIESEL Bookstore Brentwood, 225 26th St., Suite #33
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
Free

Come out to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at DIESEL. Enjoy a day of browsing, reading, and reveling in all things book-related to recognize the value of independent bookstores in our community. Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. Genre: All Genres

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Independent Bookstore Day at Skylight Books

April 27 @ 10:00 am
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

All over the United States independent bookstores big and small will celebrate what makes us unique by offering limited edition items from incredible artists and authors! Skylight Books will be celebrating with literary trivia and a book launch. Genre: All Genres

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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with Chevalier’s Books

April 27 @ 10:00 am
Chevalier’s Books, 126 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004 United States
Free

Chevalier's Books brings together two dozen notable writers for a celebration of Independent Bookstore Day.

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Independent Bookstore Day at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse

April 27 @ 11:00 am
Free

Come to Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with a selection of readings, discussions, and activities all day long! Genre: All Genres

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A Celebration of Shakespeare

April 27 @ 2:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Celebrate the Bard’s art and life with Greg Bell in the Poets Garden.

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Marge Perry and David Bonom present and sign “Hero Dinners”

April 27 @ 2:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Join Marge Perry and David Bonom at Vroman's for a discussion and signing of "Hero Dinners: Complete One-Pan Meals That Save the Day." This book is a great resource for delicious meals made in just a single skillet or sheet pan, created by the food-world favorite husband-and-wife team who develop recipes for all the major magazines. Genre: Cooking

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Indie Bookstore Day with a reading from Bill McKibben

April 27 @ 3:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Join Bill McKibben at Book Soup for a celebration of Indie Bookstore Day with a reading from "Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?" Falter tells the story of the converging trends of climate change and technological advancements, and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control. Genre: Nonfiction

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Veera Hiranandani presents and signs “The Night Diary”

April 27 @ 3:00 pm
Free

Join Veera Hiranandani at Vroman's for a discussion and signing of "The Night Diary." When Papa decides it's too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home. The journey is long, difficult, and dangerous, and after losing her mother as a baby, Nisha can't imagine losing her homeland, too. But even if her country has been ripped apart, Nisha still…

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