This week in books July 31 to August 6

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. Tomorrow, check out my interview with Black Expressions bestselling author Shelia Goss.

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 

Saturday July 31
Sean Gardner reads and signs Excess Baggage at Barnes & Noble (Amerige Heights Town Center), 1923 West Malvern Avenue, Fullerton Noon-3 p.m. Free. (714) 871-9855.
 
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.
 
Skylight’s Hot Summer Nights: Saturday nights from July 17 through August 28, the bookstore stays open until midnight and has snacks, music (sometimes live) and art. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 9 p.m.-11:59 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175. More info on their website.
 
Monday August 2
Jennifer Weiner discusses and signs Fly Away Home at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.
 
Howard Bryant presents and signs The Last Hero at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.
 
Tuesday August 3
Open mic poetry reading plus Frankie Salinas presents: Javier Covarrubias at The Cobalt Café, 22047 Sherman Way, west of Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. Sign up 8:30-8:45 p.m. Reading 9:00 p.m. (818) 348-3789.
 
Howard Altmann presents and signs In This House with special guest actress Patricia Clarkson at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.
 
Wednesday August 4 
Anna Strasberg and David Strasberg discuss and sign The Lee Strasberg Notes at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.
 
Gregory Ellis discusses and signs Ride the Buffalo’s Back at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.
 
Thursday August 5
Marlene Wagman-Geller discusses and signs Eureka! at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.
 
Daniel Depp presents and signs Babylon Nights at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.
 
Friday August 6
Alex Dryden discusses and signs Moscow Sting at The Mystery Bookstore, 1036-C Broxton Ave., Los Angeles (Westwood). 12 p.m. Free. (310) 209-0415.
 
Kat Richardson presents and signs Labyrinth at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.
 
Gayle Brandeis presents and signs Delta Girls at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.
 
*All events and speakers are subject to change without notice. Confirm with the bookstore before attending.
 
If you’d like to announce your Los Angeles area book events on LA Books Examiner, or the release of an upcoming book, send info at least 10 days prior to the email address under my bio. While you’re there, sign up for my emails and follow me on Twitter @LABooksExaminer.
 
Frank Mundo is the author of The Brubury Tales (foreword by Carolyn See).
 
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