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Last Bookstore

453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
+12134880599 http://lastbookstorela.com/

February 2019

Graphic Novel Book Club

February 18 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Purchase Required

From the caves at Lascaux to the VR booths at Comic Con, we have always told stories with pictures. Graphic novels continue that human tradition in a surprising variety of styles and in every genre imaginable. This book club will read the latest books, though maybe not too many featuring crime fighters or mutants. We’re led by Jake Mumm, one of the founders of Comic Arts Los Angeles. First up, in February, we’re reading On a Sunbeam from Tillie Walden.…

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True Crime Book Club

February 19 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Purchase Required

True Crime puts us at the extreme of human experience. For better or for worse. We’re revisiting Natchez, Mississippi’s scandalous murder-event with Goat Castle from Karen L. Cox. The alleged muderer of Jennie Merrill was killed by police before he could face trial, and an innocent woman was convicted as an accomplice. Meanwhile, the actual masterminds of the crime profited on publicity from the incident. It’s the all too familiar racial injustice wrapped in a tawdry Southern Gothic package. HOW…

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Discussion and Book Signing: “Mel’s Love Land” with Melanie Lutz

February 19 @ 8:00 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

Join us for a revolutionary, love-filled evening with writer Melanie Lutz as The Last Bookstore hosts Mel’s Love Land: An Evening of All Systems Love Activism w/ readings + original docu-series preview based on the book. Known as a love activist, Melanie Lutz will discuss the power of love activism, offer a love activation, and introduce her original docu-series based on her thought-shifting work. Bring your spirit, bring your heart, and together we’ll imagine a world of peace where we…

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Feminist Book Club with Julia Callahan

February 20 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Purchase Required

This club reads an intersectional variety of feminist lit – fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, etc. – led by publisher Julia Callahan of Rare Bird Books. Join us for fresh insights, perspectives and challenges, and – most importantly – fellowship. (Since we’re still waiting for Tara Westover’s Educated , we’re switching our Feb/March picks . . . ) When Romy receives two life sentences for killing a man who was stalking her, she loses her son and whatever slim chance she had…

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Alain de Botton presents The School of Life Press

February 21 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Fre

Join writer Alain de Botton for an evening introducing The School of Life and their book series The School of Life Press. The School of Life Press brings together the thinking and ideas of The School of Life creative team under the direction of series editor, Alain de Botton. Their books share a coherent, curated message that speaks with one voice: calm, reassuring, and sane. Headquartered in London, The School of Life operates around the globe, delivering services down a…

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Discussion: Author’s Ambition Tour

February 24 @ 7:00 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

The Last Bookstore is pleased to present the Author’s Ambition Book Tour. Come join Florida authors Stephanie A. Wynn & Charles Price as they talk about their groundbreaking books Readi-Set Go! A Simple Guide To Establishing A Successful Small Business and If You Want More Get More. Genre: Fiction

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The Thing in the Labyrinth Horror Book Club with Kathryn E. McGee meets in February

February 24 @ 9:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Purchase Required

This horror book club meets after hours in the center of our labyrinth, warmed only by the flickering flames of a janky chandelier we found at St. Vincent’s. Bad things happen almost never. In February, we are reading Gwendolyn Kiste’s The Rust Maidens. This dark story captures the monstrous transformation of 5 young women in America’s desolate “rust belt” – is it just desserts for refusing to let go of our old, destructive ways? HOW IT WORKS: All book clubs…

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Discussion: “Roasarium” with Hannah Dow

February 26 @ 7:30 pm
Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Free

Rosarium is a series of beautiful interrogations. In precise, luminous language, Dow engages the mysteries of faith as a catalyst for meditations on the contradictory human condition—our knot of body and spirit. These poems engage the inexplicable, attempting to articulate the tension between doubt and a longing for certainty, between belief in the potency of language and acceptance of its failures. Yet these lyrics never evaporate into abstraction. They pulse with the particular. Postcards that read as prayers (spoken without…

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Gothic Book Club with John Palisano

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

Ye olde Gothic worms its way into many genres and art forms, from horror to architecture to shoes. The books – old and new – have a lasting allure. Everlasting. Frankenstein. But have you actually read it? It’s. So. Good. And this totally rad deluxe edition includes Polidori’s Vampyre. Read both, and we’ll build a little shrine to celebrate Mary Shelley’s gothic dominance of her contemporaries. HOW IT WORKS: All book clubs require a ticket, and include the book, snacks/bevs,…

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The State of the Union Book Club with Jaweed Kaleem meets in February

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

It’s hard to keep up with what’s happening in the country, much less drill down for a thorough understanding of issues and situations which affect us all, even indirectly. Don’t get overwhelmed by our strange times; get informed. This brand new club reads the best new books across a range of relevant topics. If you’ve read things like The New Jim Crow, Dark Money, or The View from Flyover Country, this is your book club. We are lead by LA…

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Stories, but Shorter Live Podcast

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

Podcast “Stories, But Shorter” is coming to you LIVE from “The Last Bookstore”! Join host Cassi Jerkins and producer Jeremy Schmidt with three amazing writers who will each share one of their short stories. At the end of the readings we will have a brief talkback and take questions from you, the audience! For one night only, come mingle with writers and fellow book lovers alike over refreshments and live music from “Hot Hot Fuss”. Then enjoy a live taping…

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