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453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
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January 2020

The Horror Book Club reads “Ninth House” by Leigh Bardugo

January 26 @ 9:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Purchase Required

The Thing in the Labyrinth horror book club is facilitated by Kathryn E. McGee. This month, the club reads "Ninth House" by Leigh Bardugo, an exploration of a dastardly Yale secret society.

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An evening of poetry with Yesika Salgado and Michael Lee

January 27 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

Please join nationally recognized poets Yesika Salgado and Michael Lee as they share their newest work. Both poets have published new collections this past year, Hermosa (Yesika’s 3rd collection) and The Only Worlds We Know (Michael’s debut book). Come for the poetry, stay for the poetry.

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The Gothic Book Club reads “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman

January 28 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Purchase Required

The Gothic Book Club is a monthly gathering facilitated by John Palisano for fans of creepy stories that appear in many genres. This month, the Gothic Book Club reads "The Graveyard Book," by Neil Gaiman, which is a graphic novel about an orphan and ghosts in a graveyard. Get your eerie January fix!

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February 2020

Benjamin Cohn discusses and signs “The Depth of Synchronicity”

February 3 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

“The Depth of Synchronicity is a book about spiritual alchemy. It’s a primer on how to turn the lead of ordinary human desires into the gold of interconnection with others, nature, and the universe. The author, Benjamin Cohn, tells his personal story of transformation beginning with his time in Hawaii’s mysterious Waipio Valley, and how he learned to take note of the synchronicities (meaningful coincidences) that have given his life guidance and direction.

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The Queer Book Club reads “Keep This to Yourself” by Tom Ryan

February 3 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Purchase Required

In Tom Ryan’s "Keep This To Yourself," young Mac feels compelled to investigate a friend’s murder at the hands of a serial killer, but the truth rocks his idyllic, seaside town.

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The Dystopian Book Club reads “Delirium” by Lauren Oliver

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

In "Delirium," the first in Lauren Oliver’s trilogy, reaching the age of 18 means having a medical procedure that eliminates the ability to fall in love. When Lena does that very thing days before her birthday – she discovers the truth about her dystopian world.

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The Ficción en Español Book Club reads “Las aventuras de la China Iron” by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara

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

Straight outta Argentina comes Gabriela Cabezón Cámara and her "Las aventuras de la China Iron," a revisit to Martin Fierro, a utopian, queer, ebullient western adventure.

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The AfroFuturism Book Club reads “Pet” by Akwaeke Ezemi

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

From Akwaeke Emezi (Freshwater) comes this YA debut, about young, transgender Jam who teams up with an otherworldly creature – the eponymous Pet – to go monster-hunting.

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Katharine Coldiron presents and signs “Ceremonials”

February 13 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

Join Katharine Coldiron at the Last Bookstore for a discussion and signing of "Ceremonials." This book is a twelve-part lyric novella inspired by Florence + the Machine’s 2011 album of the same name. It’s the story of two girls, Amelia and Corisande, who fall in love at a boarding school. Corisande dies suddenly on the eve of graduation, but Amelia cannot shake her ghost. A narrative about obsession, the Minotaur, and the veil between life and death, Ceremonials is a…

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