Notable Los Angeles: 11/17–11/23
Monday 11/17: Cary Elwes presents and signs As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Timeless Infinite Light Press celebrates the release of Ghost Box by Emerson Whitney. Also featuring readings by CA Conrad, and Maggie Nelson. Doors at 7:30 p.m. at Studio 64.
Adelle Waldman reads from her novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. in conversation with director Marc Webb. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Tuesday 11/18: Meline Toumani presents and signs There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Curbside Splendor presents readings by James Tadd Adcox, Wendy C. Ortiz, Nic de Dominic, Cody Todd, and Mary Hamilton. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Meghan Daum discusses her new book The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, together with Bernard Cooper. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Wednesday 11/19: James Gavin presents and signs Is That All There Is?: The Strange Life of Peggy Lee. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Chip Jacobs and William J. Kelly discuss and sign People’s Republic of Chemicals. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Elain Soloway reads from her book Green Nails and Other Acts of Rebellion. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Thursday 11/20: Homo-Centric, hosted by Hank Henderson. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Beau Rice discusses his documentary novel Tex, together with Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Friday 11/21: Carine McCandless presents and signs The Wild Truth. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
T. Jefferson Parker discusses and signs Full Measure. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
University of Southern California’s MPW Student/Faculty Reading Series will feature student readers Ryan Taylor, Channing Sargent, David Crist, Lydia Siriprakorn, and Stephanie Abraham, and faculty reader David Ulin. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Tosh Berman reads and discusses his book of poetry The Plum in Mr. Blum’s Pudding, with special guest Ruth Bernstein. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Saturday 11/22: BUSted Storytelling presents more true stories of getting around L.A. without a car, hosted by Scott Schultz. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Sunday 11/23: La Palabra Reading presents a Tribute to James Foley. 2 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.
J. Dylan Yates presents and signs The Belief in Angels. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.
Chris Dixon reads from and discusses his latest book, Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements. 6 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Tongue & Groove. Featuring readings by Jim Gavin, Steven Gerard Connell, Marsha de la O, Jed Myers, and Karen Rizzo. Hosted by Conrad Romo. 6 p.m. at The Hotel Cafe. $7 at the door.