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December 2018

Open Mic: Soap Box Poets

December 9 @ 2:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

This is your home. Bring your words. The mic is yours. Sign ups begin at 1:45 PM. There is a five minute limit. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. FREE, but donations are welcome. Genre: Poetry

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Kara Cooney discusses and signs “When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt”

December 9 @ 3:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Kara Cooney discusses and signs When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt Female rulers are a rare phenomenon--but thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, women reigned supreme. Regularly, repeatedly, and with impunity, queens like Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, and Cleopatra controlled the totalitarian state as power-brokers and rulers. But throughout human history, women in positions of power were more often used as political pawns in a male-dominated society. What was so special about ancient Egypt that provided women this…

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Book Club: Mischief Managers Reading Group

December 9 @ 4:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

This month the Mischief Managers Reading Group will read Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington. Genre: Fiction

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Book Club: Radical Reading Group

December 9 @ 7:00 pm
Stories Books and Cafe, 1716 Le Moyne Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
Free

Genre: Nonfiction

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We’re All Gonna Die! – a dystopian book club with Peter Clines

December 9 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Purchase Required

"Hopefully, things seem more dire than they actually are, but just to be on the safe side, we continue our preparation for dystopia with this book club. Totalitarianism, zombies, singularities – we leave no killer astroid unturned. In December, we read The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi. In the American Southwest, violent mini-despots control what little water is left, and life for all but the extremely powerful is a desparate affair. Can an assassin, a journalist, and a migrant find…

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The Thing in the Labyrinth – Horror Book Club

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

If you really had to stay after hours in this building, you’d want to do it with well-trained horror aficionados. Here’s your chance. Kathryn E. McGee leads us through the latest & best horror fiction, and she’s packed the club with stalwart colleagues. You’ll be about as safe as you could ever be here. Genre: Mystery | Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Susan Jaques discusses and signs “The Caesar of Paris”

December 10 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Napoleon is one of history's most fascinating figures. But his complex relationship with Rome--both with antiquity and his contemporary conflicts with the Pope and Holy See--have undergone little examination. In The Caesar of Paris, Susan Jaques reveals how Napoleon's dueling fascination and rivalry informed his effort to turn Paris into "the new Rome"-- Europe's cultural capital--through architectural and artistic commissions around the city. His initiatives and his aggressive pursuit of antiquities and classical treasures from Italy gave Paris much of…

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Book Soup and the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads present John Prendergast & Fidel Bafilemba, with Ryan Gosling & Chou Chou Namegabe (Congolese journalist), discuss and sign “Congo Stories: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed”

December 10 @ 7:00 pm
West Hollywood City Council Chambers @ WeHo Library, 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Purchase Required

Featuring the life story of Dr. Denis Mukwege, winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize From the author of the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Not on Our Watch, John Prendergast co-writes a compelling book with Fidel Bafilemba--with stunning photographs by Ryan Gosling--revealing the way in which the people and resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been used throughout the last five centuries to build, develop, advance, and safeguard the United States and Europe. The book highlights…

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Fiction Book Club

December 10 @ 7:15 pm
Barnes & Noble – Studio City, 12136 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604 United States
Free

Genre: Fiction

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Panel Discussion: “Drink Beer, Think Beer” with John Holl

December 10 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

Right here, right now is the best time in the history of mankind to be a beer drinker. America now has more breweries than at any time since prohibition, and globally, beer culture is thriving and constantly innovating. Drinkers can order beer brewed with local yeast or infused with moondust. However, beer drinkers are also faced with uneven quality and misinformation about flavors. And the industry itself is suffering from growing pains, beset by problems such as unequal access to…

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Ficción en Español Book Club with Dan Lopez

December 10 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Purchase Required

This book club reads fiction in Spanish. Here’s your chance to read great contemporary writers in their native language. Whether you read in Spanish all the time or you’re looking to get your español in peak form, this club is for you. The price for this discussion group includes a new copy of the book, a dedicated moderator, snacks & bevs, and meets right here in The Last Bookstore the second Monday of every month. Discussion will be in both…

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Hall of Fame Photographer Andrew Bernstein presents and signs “The Mamba Mentality”

December 11 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe "The Black Mamba" Bryant has decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary "Mamba mentality." Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it "the right way," The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent,…

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Simon Stålenhag presents and signs “The Electric State”

December 11 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

A teen girl and her robot embark on a cross-country mission in this illustrated science fiction story, perfect for fans of Ready Player One and Black Mirror. In late 1997, a runaway teenager and her small yellow toy robot travel west through a strange American landscape where the ruins of gigantic battle drones litter the countryside, along with the discarded trash of a high-tech consumerist society addicted to a virtual-reality system. As they approach the edge of the continent, the…

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Discussion and Book Signing: “Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World–The Seven Areas You Need to Balance and Grow to Live the Life of Your Dreams” by Troy Amdahl and Dave Braun

December 11 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Meet Troy Amdahl and Dave Braun when they return to celebrate Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World. Oola is not your typical self-help book. So what is it? Just like its origins from the expression "oh lá lá!" Oola is a "state of awesomeness." It's when your life is balanced and growing in the seven key areas of life--Fitness, Finance, Family, Field (career), Faith, Friends, and Fun. Genre: Healing | Self-Help | Motivational

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CLOSED TO RESERVATIONS | Reading: “Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters, 1542 to 2018” by David Kipen

December 11 @ 7:30 pm
Mark Taper Auditorium | LA Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Free

Note: this event is closed to reservations. What might Marilyn Monroe, Cesar Chavez, Susan Sontag, Albert Einstein have to say about Los Angeles? Their diary entries, along with those of other actors, musicians, activists, cartographers, students, geologists, cooks, merchants, journalists, politicians, composers, and many more—provide a kaleidoscopic view of Los Angeles over the past four centuries, from the Spanish missionary expeditions of the 16th century to the present day. Book editor, critic and Los Angeles native David Kipen has scoured…

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The AfroFuturism Book Club with Tyree Boyd-Pates

December 11 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Purchase Required

"AfroFuturism is vast. In this club, we focus on new fiction, led by Tyree Boyd-Pates, professor and curator at the California African American Museum. For December, we are reading Lambda Literary Award finalist An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon, a novel rich with marginalized characters. 300 years into its journey, a racially stratified “generation ship” careens through space towards a forgotten destination. A couple of renegades from the lower decks may have found the secret to altering the slave…

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Jeff Kurtti presents and signs “From All of Us to All of You”

December 12 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

For nearly nine decades, Disney artists have created annual seasonal art for greeting cards, advertisements, and in support of motion picture releases, TV programs, and the parks. Featuring beloved Disney characters and scenes, these seldom-published examples of vintage Disney art create a one-of-a-kind and festive collection perfect for holiday gift-giving. The book includes a center gatefold cover opening, like Maps of the Disney Parks, and a dozen removable holiday cards, exclusively-designed as a unique bonus feature to showcase both rare…

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Historia Storytelling Night “Delusion”

December 12 @ 7:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Monthly storytelling show here at Book Show! Hosted by Robin Reiser and Smyth Campbell. More info and line up soon This month’s theme is "Delusion!" Genre: Fiction

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Gil Garcetti & Larry Livingston present and sign “Protea: The Magic and the Mystery”

December 12 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

In Protea: The Magic and the Mystery photographer Gil Garcetti approaches the still-life subject with the same intimacy and insight he brings to his human subjects. Accompanied by whimsical and, at times, passionate prose from writer, Larry Livingston, these dramatic images reveal the unique personality of each bloom. Garcetti writes: “When I looked at the photograph I had just taken, I recall exclaiming “Whoa!” I had a huge smile on my face and my first photographic still life project, was…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Cassandra Clare, “Queen of Air and Darkness”

December 12 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Meet the #1 The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare when she joins us to celebrate the final novel in The Dark Artifices trilogy Queen of Air and Darkness. Cassandra will be discussing dark secrets,forbidden love, innocent blood and all things Shadowhunters and beyond with bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Genre: Young Adult

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Shirley Chung signs “Chinese Heritage from My American Kitchen”

December 13 @ 4:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

From growing up in Beijing to attending culinary school in California, to making her name in the restaurant world and on Top Chef, today Shirley Chung is dishing out new and dazzlingly delicious takes on Chinese cuisine. These recipes are fresh and inspired, yet approachable for home cooks. Here are a few you won't want to miss: Sweet-and-Sour Baby Back Ribs, Five-Spice Seared Duck Breast with Kumquat Mustard, Scallion Pancakes with Hazelnut Pesto, Seared Scallops with Spicy Black Bean Sauce,…

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Discussion: Ron Schneider, “Out of Our Heads: The Rolling Stones, Beatles and Me”

December 13 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Pat Thomas interviews Ron Schneider, manager of the infamous 1969 Rolling Stones tour (including Altamont & Gimme Shelter movie) about his new book "Out Of Our Heads: Rolling Stones, Beatles and me" Ron also oversaw the Stones 1965 & 66 tours as well! Along with his uncle, Allen Klein, Ron was there in London with the Beatles as they were breaking up during the 'Let it Be' era. His book is cool because its got tons of candid backstage photos,…

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Otherwise Reading Series: A Night of Poetry and Conversation with Donika Kelly and J. Jennifer Espinoza

December 14 @ 7:00 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

The Last Bookstore is pleased to present the otherwise reading series event with J Jennifer Espinoza and Donika Kelly. An argument can be made that one goal of poetry is to shed light on the emotional interior of a given topic. That being said, it is a gift to have poets Joshua Jennifer Espinoza and Donika Kelly at the helm of our sensibilities, guiding us even if the terrain is loneliness and fear of erasure, or self-love and joy. This…

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Reading, Performance: The Very Merry Difficult To Name Holiday Spectacular

December 14 @ 8:00 pm
Stories Books and Cafe, 1716 Le Moyne Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
Free

Genre: Fiction

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Friday Night Poetry Open Mic: It’s Just Words

December 14 @ 8:00 pm
Book Show, 5503 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Ingrid Calderon hosting a once-a-month poetry night! THIS MONTH: Open Mic+Featured Poets FEATURING: TBA Genre: Poetry

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