This Week in Books June 20 to June 26

This Week in Book at Frank Mundo's LA Books Examiner, Photo by Nancy MundoIt’s officially summer this week, and the LA Books Examiner has got a hot line-up of books articles, poetry videos and author interviews coming your way all summer long. In the meantime, check out some local book events scheduled for this week from LA to Hollywood, the Palisades to Pasadena in this week’s Books Calendar from Frank Mundo, the LA Books Examiner.

*Books photo by Nancy Mundo

Monday June 21

Brad Kessler discusses and signs Goat Song at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Steve Cubine presents and signs Walking on Electric Air at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Betsy Brown Braun discusses You’re Not the Boss of Me! at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 450-4063.

Jenny Hollowell reads and signs Everything Lovely, Effortless, Safe at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Tuesday June 22

Brooke Berman presents and signs No Place Like Home: A Memoir in 39 Apartments at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Emily Winslow discusses and signs The Whole World at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Max Strom discusses and signs A Life Worth Breathing: A Yoga Master’s Handbook of Strength, Grace, and Healing at Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 659-1733. www.SkyHorsePublishing.com  www.MaxStrom.com 

Wednesday June 23

Louis Eguaras discusses and signs 101 Things I Learned in Culinary School at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Martha McPhee presents and signs Dear Money at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Kimberly Wilson discusses and signs Tranquilista: Mastering the Art of Enlightened Work and Mindful Play at Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 659-1733. www.NewWorldLibrary.com  www.KimberlyWilson.com 

Students from John Marshall High School read from their 826LA-published book You Never Forget How to Ride a Bike at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Thursday June 24

Jeffery Deaver discusses and signs The Burning Wire at The Mystery Bookstore, 1036-C Broxton Ave., Los Angeles (Westwood). 12 p.m. Free. (310) 209-0415.

Jeffery Deaver discusses and signs The Burning Wire at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Greg Gorman presents and signs Greg Gorman: In their Youth at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Poetry Event with India Radfar and Amina Cain at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 450-4063.

Contributors to The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Los Angeles read their selected pieces at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175. Readers scheduled to appear include Kevin McNamara, William Alexander McClung, Mark Shiel, William Mohr, Scott Bryson and Eric Avila.

Friday June 25

Tarquin Hall discusses and signs The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Ira Sukrungruang presents and signs Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Lori Gottlieb presents and signs Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Saturday June 26

Jen Yates presents and signs Cake Wrecks at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 4 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. discusses signs A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook at Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 659-1733. www.NewHarbinger.com   www.mbsrworkbook.com 

The LA Chapter of Sisters in Crime present and sign Murder in La-La Land at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 5 p.m. (310) 659-3110.

*All events and speakers are subject to change without notice. Please confirm with the bookstore before attending any listed event.

After a more than a decade of writing about books and interviewing author, Frank Mundo, the LA Books Examiner, has released a new book called The Brubury Tales this week. The book includes a special foreword written by California literary legend Carolyn See.   

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