Notable Los Angeles: 4/3–4/9
Monday 4/3: Brooks Arthur Wachtel discusses and signs Lady Sherlock: Circle of the Smiling Dead. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Tuesday 4/4: Bradley Spinelli with Robert Anasi discusses and signs The Painted Gun. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Jenny Nordbak discusses her book The Scarlett Letters. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Wednesday 4/5: Stephen Foreman discusses and signs Journey: A Western. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Lilliam Rivera with Cecil Castellucci discusses and signs The Education of Margot Sanchez. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Performance artist legend and writer Penny Arcade presents her new book, Bad Reputation, in conversation with writer-performer Dudley Saunders. Moderated by Heather Woodbury. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
John Joseph presents the second edition of his autobiography, The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Siel Ju reads from her debut novel Cake Time, with guests Jim Ruland, Victoria Patterson, and Janice Lee. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Thursday 4/6: Romalyn Tilghman discusses and signs To the Stars Through Difficulties. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
All Lit Up presents Johnette Napolitano, out with a book Rough Mix. Joined in conversation by David Kendrick. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Elana K. Arnold launches her latest novel, What Girls Are Made Of, joined in conversation by Brandy Colbert. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Jonathan Lethem discusses his book More Alive and Less Lonely, with Jarett Kobek. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Book Soup Presents an Evening with Bassem Youssef, reading from his new book Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring. 8 p.m. at Freud Playhouse at UCLA. $38 ticket+book combo available here.
Friday 4/7: Mason’s Noise Parlour. Hosted by Mason Summit. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Saturday 4/8: Lisa See presents and signs Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. 3 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Brian Jabas Smith discusses and signs Spent Saints & Other Stories. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.
Luis Fuerte, in conversation with Patt Morrison, discusses and signs Louie, Take a Look at This!: My Time with Huell Howser. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Catriona Ward discusses her novel The Girl from Rawblood, with Mike Mignola and Devin Griffiths. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Ramesh Srinivasan will discuss his book Whose Global Village? with Mark McNeill. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Carolyne Wright and Victoria Chang read from their poetry. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Dirty Laundry Lit presents: LAID. Featuring Meredith Maran, Lilliam Rivera, Marnie Goodfriend, Martin Pousson, Wendy Labinger, Gina Sorell, Mike Scalies, Chiwan Choi, and Jennifer Munoz. Hosted by Jeff Eyres. 8 p.m. at The Virgil. $10 at the door.
Sunday 4/9: Soap Box Poets open reading. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. 2 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free.
Angels Flight • literary west Salon, with Chiwan Choi reading from The Yellow House and José Luís Peixoto reading from A Child in Ruins. They will discuss their works, and then be joined by Rocío Carlos, Rachel McLeod Kaminer, and Armine Iknadossian. 4 p.m. at Clifton’s Republic.
Philip Kerr discusses and signs Prussian Blue. 4 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
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