Monday 5/4: Marian Lindberg presents and signs The End of the Rainy Season: Discovering My Family’s Hidden Past in Brazil. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Speakeasy/Open Mic Night is your chance to give that thing you’ve been working on a read in front of a live and supportive audience. Sign-ups start at 7:45 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Tuesday 5/5: Matthew Pearl discusses and signs The Last Bookaneer. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Allan MacDonell reads from and signs Punk Elegies. 7:30 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Brian DeLeeuw reads from his newest novel The Dismantling. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Wednesday 5/6: Jennifer Edwards presents and signs When Angels Cry. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Anne Fadiman presents Marina Keegan’s book The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Thursday 5/7: Richard Lewis presents and signs Reflections from Hell: Richard Lewis’ Guide on How Not to Live. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Friday 5/8: Leon Logothesis presents and signs The Kindness Diaries: One Man’s Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Juliana Romano reads from her debut novel, First There Was Forever. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Italian poet Mario Moroni performs his poetry in three different styles, with musical accompaniment. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Saturday 5/9: Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond publication reading. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
UC Irvine MFA students Nicholas Reiner, Lynn Wang, Jill Kato, and Jennifer Milton read from their work. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Yolanda Alaniz, Karla Alegria, Christine Browning, Yuisa Gimeno, Moisés Montoya, Lillian Thompson, Noel Perez, and Nellie Wong read from their works in Talking Back: Voices of Color. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Soap Box Poets open reading is an open mic opportunity for poets, featuring Fernando Castro. Hosted by Jessica Wilson. 2 p.m. in the Mike Kelley Gallery at Beyond Baroque. $5 suggested donation.
Thane Rosenbaum discusses and signs How Sweet It Is. 3 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.