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 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!
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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.
Massoud Hayoun discusses “When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History” at Skylight Books. This memoir is the stunning debut of a brilliant nonfiction writer whose vivid account of his grandparents’ lives in Egypt, Tunisia, Palestine, and Los Angeles reclaims his family’s Jewish Arab identity.
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 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
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.
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.
If you enjoy short story collections, check out Ralph Cissne and “Prudence in Hollywood: And Other Stories” at Barnes & Noble Studio City. This book follows a quirky cast of unconventional characters pursuing love with surprising and often humorous consequence.