Book Soup’s 1st Ever Best Books Of 2020: A Livestream Bookseller Conversation

What a year, right?
In celebration of Indies First, we’re going to check in with our staff (your favorite booksellers) for a virtual conversation about this crazy year and what we’ve been doing to get through it. We’ll talk about what it has been like to sell books during a pandemic, social justice movement, and particularly contentious election season.

ZYZZYVA: The L.A. Issue

Join us for a group reading to celebrate the launch of ZYZZYVA’s LA Issue.
ZYZZYVA was founded in 1985 in San Francisco with the goal of publishing a superb literary journal shining a spotlight on West Coast poets, writers, and artists from a wide range of backgrounds, many of whom were otherwise overlooked by established publications, and providing them with a much needed platform.

Rachel Kauder Nalebuff and Agnes Borinsky host a reading and writing workshop

October 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Join Rachel and Agnes as they read from their recent works, Stages (Thick Press, 2020) + “The Seeing Place” (2020), and facilitate several short writing and dialogue-based exercises—designed to clarify the present and usher in subtle change. Can we notice new worlds into the here and now? Can we speak a care-centric world into being, by shifting the gaze, by shifting language?

Red Hen Press – 26th Benefit Champagne Luncheon

Red Hen’s first-ever virtual gala!The event will run from 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.PT on October 25, 2020, via the Zoom platform. We are providing an immersive digital experience, using breakout rooms to give guests time with our featured authors. The regular programming will showcase Red Hen’s place in the literary community with performances from local students, a silent auction, and readings by presenting authors Allison Joseph, Aimee Liu, and Maurice Carlos Ruffin.
Tickets start at $50 via