Notable Los Angeles: 1/16–1/22
Monday 1/16: It’s MLK Day. Take some time today to read one of those fancy new books you bought.
Tuesday 1/17: Gregg Hurwitz discusses and signs his new thriller The Nowhere Man. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
David Lida discusses and signs One Life, in conversation with Alex Espinoza. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Carole Bayer Sager discusses and signs They’re Playing Our Song. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
The Rise of Sequential Art with La Luz de Jesus director (and Pod Sequentialism host) Matt Kennedy. The discussion will touch on comics, graphic novels, and sequential art. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Wednesday 1/18: Richard Sandler with Jonathan Ames discuss and sign The Eyes of the City. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Suzanne O’Sullivan discusses and signs Is It All In Your Head?: True Stories of Imaginary Illness. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Read to Me! Open mic night hosted by Jenny Funkmeyer. Five minute limit. There will be cookies after. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
June Dixon presents and signs The Very English Lady. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Roxane Gay reads from her new novel Difficult Women. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Thursday 1/19: Emily McDowell discusses and signs There Is No Good Card for This: What to Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Ottessa Moshfegh discusses her new short story collection Homesick for Another World, with Kristine McKenna. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Friday 1/20: King Con: Inauguration Day Open Reading. Hosted by S.A. Griffin. Sign-ups begin at 6 p.m. at Beyond Baroque.
Michael Eric Dyson discusses and signs Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Tami Roman discusses her new book Mistress 101 with co-author Wendi J. Turner. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Saturday 1/21: Jacob Schwartz and Alexis Sedacca present and sign Finding Thurston. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.
Shades & Shadows 19! Featuring readings by Maria Alexander, Seanan McGuire, Martin Pousson, Cody Goodfellow, John Palisano, and Lisa Morton. Hosted by Xach Fromson (yup, me!) and Lauren Candia. 7:30 p.m. at The Mystic Museum. $10 online or at the door.
Jay Murphy presents The Artaud Effect. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Sunday 1/22: Joshua Mohr discusses his new memoir Sirens, with Karolina Waclawiak. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
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