Notable Los Angeles: 10/16–10/22
Monday 10/16: Vroman’s Bookstore presents Ron Chernow in conversation with Bill Deverell presenting and signing Grant. Tickets start at $41 (includes the book). 7 p.m. at All Saints Church.
Aaron Mahnke discusses and signs The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
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.
Will Kostakis, with John Corey Whaley, discusses and signs The Sidekicks. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Maddox discusses and signs F*ck Whales: Also Families, Poetry, Folksy Wisdom and You. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Eileen Myles discusses their memoir Afterglow (a dog memoir). 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Tori Telfer reads from and discusses her new book Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History. 8 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
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.
Wednesday 10/18: PEN Center USA and The Edison Book Club. This month’s book is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. 6 p.m. at The Edison. 21+.
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.
F. Douglas Brown reads from his works. 7:30 p.m. at The Forum at Otis College.
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.
Brad Warner discusses his new book It Came From Beyond Zen! 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Nina Weijers reads from her debut The Consequences, with Meredith Alling. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.
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.
Jaime Lowe discusses and signs Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
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.
Dominique Fabre, in conversation with noted book critic and author David Ulin, discusses his new English-language book Christmas at the Boarding School. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.
Friday 10/20: Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni discusses and signs After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood.
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.
Emily Geminder reads from her debut collection Dead Girls and Other Stories, with Brandi Wells. 7 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Diana Arterian launches her new poetry collection Playing Monster. Also featuring readings by Dana Johnson and Jack Sjogren. 8 p.m. at Human Resources.
Mark Edward Rhodes reads from Approaching Darkness, and Jeanette Clough reads new work. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Saturday 10/21: Jessica Bruder discusses her book Nomadland. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
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.
Sunday 10/22: Editors Jessica Powell and Mark Eisner discuss and sign Pablo Neruda’s Venture of the Infinite Man. 3 p.m. at Book Soup.
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