This Week in Books June 27 to July 3

This Week in Books at Frank Mundo's LA Books Examiner/Photo by Nancy MundoThe LA Books Examiner has got a hot line-up of books articles, poetry videos and author interviews coming your way all summer long. This week Holly Christine, author of Tuesday Tells it Slant shared her Five Favorite Big Books that she couldn’t put down – these were books with more than 700 pages. We also released a new Pause for Poetry video with a reading of the classic poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling. Look for more Five Favorite Books articles every Monday in June and July and some great new author interviews

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 

Sunday June 27 

Francesca Lia Block discusses and signs House of Dolls at Diesel Books (Brentwood), Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Santa Monica. 3 p.m. Free. 310-576-9960.

Neil LaBute presents and signs Filthy Talk for Troubled Times: And Other Plays with special guests Julia Stiles & Johnny Galecki at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Monday June 28

Carin Davis presents and signs Life, Love, Lox: Real-World Advice for the Modern Jewish Girl at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Ian Graham signs Unbillable Hours: A True Story at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 450-4063.

Tuesday June 29 

Rebecca Cantrell discusses and signs A Night of Long Knives at The Mystery Bookstore, 1036-C Broxton Ave., Los Angeles (Westwood). 7 p.m. Free. (310) 209-0415.

Comedy that Kills: Hannah Dennison, Dorothy Howell and Harley Jane Kozak discuss and sign their books at the Redondo Beach Public Library, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 318-0676, ext 2573.

Scott Sigler presents and signs Ancestor at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Aimee Bender discusses and signs The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Tina Powers discuses and signs Reporting for the Other Side at Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 659-1733. www.TVGuestPert.com 

Wednesday June 30

Penguin 75th Anniversary Party with Amy Cornito, Howard Wall, Laura Dave, and John Parot at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Nicholas Schou presents and signs Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to Spread Peace, Love, and Acid to the World at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110. 

Shane Jones reads and signs Light Boxes at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Laura Day signs (and hosts a free workshop) How to Rule the World from Your Couch at Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 659-1733. www.HowToRuleTheWorldFromYourCouch.com 

Thursday July 1

Lisa Schroeder discusses and signs It’s Raining Cupcakes at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Gary Nash discusses The Liberty Bell at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 450-4063.

Friday July 2

Alison Arngrim discusses and signs Confessions of a Prairie Bitch at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Dr. Amit Goswami, Ph.D discusses and signs DVD: The Quantum Activist at Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 659-1733. www.InentionMediaInc.com  www.AmitGoswami.org 

James Kaelan reads and signs We’re Getting On at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Saturday July 3

Mark Frauenfelder discusses and signs Made by Hand (with demonstration) at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

*All events and speakers are subject to change without notice. Confirm with the bookstore before attending.

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Check out The Brubury Tales by Frank Mundo with a special foreword from Carolyn See.
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