This Week in Books July 26 to July 31

This week in books at Frank Mundo's LA Books ExaminerThe LA Books Examiner has got a hot line-up of books articles, poetry videos and author interviews coming your way all summer long. Later this week, check out my interview with Black Expressions bestselling author Sheila Goss, about her latest book Hollywood Deception. Also, last week I was interviewed by Pets and Their Authors about my new book The Brubury Tales. Actually it was my dog Jax who was interviewed about me. Check it out.  

In the meantime, here are some fun 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 July 26

Sam Wasson presents and signs Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Tori Spelling signs uncharted terriTORI at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Jacqueline Bridgeman discusses The Lonely Sky at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 450-4063.

Alex Cohen and Jenny Barbee discuss and sign Down and Derby at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Tuesday July 27

The Broken and the Damned by Jason HardungHollywood Institute of Poetics presents an open mic reading with featured poet Jason Hardung at The Cobalt Café, 22047 Sherman Way, west of Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. One drink minimum. Sign up 8:30-8:45 p.m., Reading 9:00 p.m. (818) 348-3789. 

Jason Hardung was born and raised in Wyoming with the wind constantly speaking in tongues through his ears. He now lives at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Ft. Collins, Colorado. His work has been published widely throughout the American underground. It has appeared in The New York Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Rip Rap (Cal State Long Beach), Word Riot, Zygote in My Coffee, Underground Voices, decomP, Thrasher, Lummox Journal, Heroin Love Songs, Polarity, Up the Staircase, St. Vitus and many more. His first chapbook, Breaking the Hearts of Robots, was published by Covert Press, and a full-length book, The Broken and The Damned, came out on Epic Rites Press. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is co-editor of the Front Range Reviewand Matter Journal in Colorado.

Gar Anthony Haywood discusses and signs Cemetery Road at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320. 

Wednesday July 28

Molly Ringwald presents and signs Getting the Pretty Back at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Tony O’neil reads and signs his novel Sick City at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Thursday July 29

Naomi Oreskes & Erik Conway discuss and sign Merchants of Doubt at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Jonathan Tropper presents and signs This is Where I Leave You at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Lisa Brackmann reads & signs Rock Paper Tiger at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 450-4063.

Vendela Vida reads and signs The Lovers at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Friday July 30

Michael Scott Moore presents and signs Sweetness & Blood: How Surfing Spread from Hawaii and California to the Rest of the World, with Some Unexpected Results at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Eric Lawson reads Medusa Coils: 20 Twisted Monologues at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 450-4063.

Factory School presents a reading with Allison Cobb, Catherine Daly, Sueyeun Juliette, Deborah Meadows, Sarah Menefee, Kathryn Pringle, Brian Kim Stefans and Diane Ward at Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. 7:30 p.m. (310) 822-3006.

Saturday July 31

John Rector discusses and signs The Cold Kiss at The Mystery Bookstore, 1036-C Broxton Ave., Los Angeles (Westwood). 1:30 p.m. Free. (310) 209-0415.

Christina Gonzalez presents and signs The Red Umbrella at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 6:30 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

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

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