It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere Reading

Join authors Lynne Thompson, Susan Banyas, Mike the Poet Sonksen, David Rocklin and Lisa Locascio for an afternoon of exquisite readings. Hosted by Julia Ingalls; book sales by Skylight Books.
Location: Mandrake Bar, 2692 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90034

BUSted reading series

BUSted is true stories about getting around L.A. told by people who don’t drive! These stories take place on buses, trains, bicycles, skateboards, and sidewalks, but definitely not automobiles! We’ve been providing a voice for Los Angeles non-motorists since 2013!
Featured storytellers include:
Roni Allyn
Bobbie Becerra
Ruby Cooper
Katya Duft
Alex Pages
More TBA!

Hosted always by Scott Schultz

Obi Kaufmann discusses and signs “The State of Water”

If you interested in learning more about California and the water crisis, check out Obi Kaufmann and his book “The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource” at DIESEL bookstore. He will be in discussion with Marc Weingarten, author of “Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, and the Real Chinatown.” Kaufmann’s book includes full-color maps that unravel the braided knot of California’s water infrastructure and ecosystems, exposing a history of unlimited growth in spite of finite natural resources–a history that has led to its current precarious circumstances.

Joy-Ann Reid presents “The Man Who Sold America”

Is Donald Trump running the “longest con” in U.S. history? What will be left of America when he leaves office? How did we get here? Joy-Ann Reid examines why he succeeded, and whether America can undo the damage he has done.

Paul McClean signs “McClean Design: Creating the Contemporary House”

Paul McClean will sign “McClean Design: Creating The Contemporary House” at Hennessey + Ingalls Bookstore. This book looks at McClean’s rise to prominence, from his first Bird Streets home in the Hollywood Hills to houses that drew attention from the likes of fashion designer Calvin Klein and the record-setting Bel Air home of Beyoncé and Jay Z.
Location: Hennessey + Ingalls Bookstore, 300 S. Santa Fe Ave., Suite M, Los Angeles, CA 90013

LGBTQ+ YA Lit Panel

It’s Pride Month, and no better time to celebrate LGBTQ+ YA! Young Adult Literature gets a lot of attention in the book world for being an expansive world for and about teens dealing with romance, adventure, vampires, and dystopian futures. But what about the queer teens of YA Lit? What kind of stories do they get to be a part of? What do readers want from them?
Join young adult authors Britta Lundin (Ship It!), Abdi Nazemian (Like a Love Story), Aminah Mae Safi (Tell Me How You Really Feel), and Amy Spalding (The Summer of Jordi Perez) to celebrate LGBTQ+ YA lit with a discussion about its past, present, and future.

Rebecca Michelson discusses and signs “Pico Boulevard”

Come see Rebecca Michelson discuss and sign “Pico Boulevard: Main Street Los Angeles Through Time” at Barnes & Noble Burbank. This book is a photographic essay on the history of Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, highlighting continuity and changes from the late nineteenth century into the twenty-first through the prism of the street’s architectural legacy.