Literary Events in Los Angeles for the Week of April 22, 2019

Issue 135

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MONDAY


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Rachel Howard discusses and signs The Risk of Us

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Monday, April 22, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


TUESDAY


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Danielle Paige, in conversation with Amerie, discusses and signs Mera: Tidebreaker

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
6:30pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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Lydia Fitzpatrick discusses Lights All Night Long with Julia Claiborne Johnson

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
7pm
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004


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Austin Siegmund-Broka and Emily Wibberley’s discuss their latest novel If I’m Being Honest with author Bree Barton

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
7pm
The Ripped Bodice
Main Street
Culver City, CA


LARB Books Launch Party!

Please join the Los Angeles Review of Books for an evening of drinks and revelry in honor of our new publishing project, LARB Books! We’ll be celebrating our first five titles, as well as the latest release Les Figues Press, an imprint of LARB Books.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
7pm
Duncan Miller Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Suite A7
Santa Monica, CA 90404


WEDNESDAY


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MG Wheaton discusses and signs Emily Eternal

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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Some Favorite Writers: Richard Powers

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
7:30pm
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024


THURSDAY


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Gwendolyn Womack discusses and signs The Time Collector

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
7pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


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Laila Lalami discusses her new novel The Other Americans with Charles Finch

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


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Old and New, Both Ends of Venice: Jim Smith & Laura Shepherd Townsend

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
8pm
Beyond Baroque
681 North Venice Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291



FRIDAY


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Daniel Suarez discusses and signs Delta-v

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Friday, April 26, 2019
7:00pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101


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Sehba Sarwar reads from her novel Black Wings

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Friday, April 26, 2019
7:30pm
Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027


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Saskia Vogel discusses and signs Permission, in conversation with Janet Fitch

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Friday, April 26, 2019
7:00pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069


SATURDAY


Independent Bookstore Day

The following local bookstores are hosting events:

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Author appearances, special storytimes, guest artists, a poetry reading in conjunction with National Poetry Month, a presentation by a Jet Propulsion Laboratory planetary scientist, contests, giveaways and more.
10:30am – 5:00pm
Flintridge Bookstore
1010 Foothill Blvd
La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Book Soup
We’re planning a full day of activities, author events, and special treats, not to mention, limited edition Indie Bookstore Day schwag!
11AM – Indie Bookstore Day Seuss-a-bration!
3PM – Bill McKibbin discusses and signs Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Skylight Books
All over the United States independent bookstores big and small will celebrate what makes us unique by offering limited edition items from incredible artists and authors! We’ll have snacks and beverages all day long.
Starting at 2pm, we will have literary trivia!
Starting at 5pm, we will be celebrating the launch of The Body Papers by Grace Talusan!
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Vroman’s Bookstore
Join Vroman’s for a day packed with fun in-store activities, events and exclusive books and merch in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day!
10:30am – Antoinette Portis presents and signs Hey Water!
2pm – Cooking experts Marge Perry and David Bonom present and sign Hero Dinners: Complete One-Pan Meals That Save the Day
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101

Chevalier’s Books
Celebrating with 40+ authors in store. Click below for more information.
Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Diesel Bookstore
Come out and enjoy a day of browsing, reading, and reveling in all things book-related.
11 am and 2 pm — Storytime! Kids, come gather around to hear one of our staff read a story or two.
All Day — Literary Scavenger Hunt for Kids – This customer favorite is back again. Scout the bookstore to answer the questions then submit your entry into a drawing for a prize!
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402


The 2019 Emerging Voices at The Virgil

PEN America and The Virgil present a reading by the 2019 Emerging Voices Fellows Judy Choi, Anthony Hoang, Fajer Alexander Khansa, T.K. Lê, and Dare Williams. Join us for an evening full of readings, music, and drinks! Featuring musical guest Adámas.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
7:30-10:30 ~ Please note the venue is 21+
The Virgil
4519 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029


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SUNDAY


UC Riverside MFA Reading

Sunday, April 28, 2019
5pm
Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Otis College MFA Reading

Sunday, April 28, 2019
5pm
The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013