Andrea Wulf reads from and discusses The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt, and the Merging of the Arts and the Sciences. 7:30 p.m. at Baxter Lecture Hall at CalTech.
Tuesday 10/17: Lisi Harrison presents The Dirty Book Club. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Maddox discusses and signs F*ck Whales: Also Families, Poetry, Folksy Wisdom and You. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Live Talks Los Angeles presents An Evening with Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger, in conversation with Terrence McNally, discussing their upcoming book, The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs. Tickets start at $20. 8 p.m. at All Saints Church.
Shozan Jack Haubner discusses and signs Single White Monk: Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex (Although Not Necessarily in That Order). 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017. Q&A moderated by Christie Yant and book signing with editors John Joseph Adams and Charles Yu and contributors Leigh Bardugo, Brian Evenson, and Greg van Eekhout. 7:30 p.m. at Dark Delicacies.
Live Talks Los Angeles presents An Evening with Alice Hoffman, in conversation with Janelle Brown, discussing Hoffman’s upcoming novel, The Rules of Magic. Tickets start at $20. 8 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater.
The October Stories. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
Thursday 10/19: David Alan Richards discusses and signs Skulls and Keys: The Hidden Histories Behind Yale’s Secret Societies. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
Curt Weiss discusses and signs Stranded in the Jungle: Jerry Nolan’s Wild Ride—a Tale of Drugs, Fashion, the New York Dolls, and Punk Rock. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Carina Chocano discusses and signs You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Lynsey G will be joined in conversation by Kayden Kross and Mike Stabile to discuss her new book, Watching Porn: And Other Confessions of an Adult Entertainment Journalist. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
The Last Spookstore: Lost Souls Costume Ball! You know you wanna. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Jeffrey Schultz and F. Douglas Brown read from their works. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
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