This Week in Books: February 26 through March 4

The LA Books Examiner is your place for books articles, poetry videos and author interviews. This week we introduced you to local bestselling author Deborah Harkness and shared with you the first chapter of her latest book A Discovery of Witches. On Monday February 28th, be sure to check back in to meet another surprise local author and read the first chapter of his new book. 

In the meantime, be sure to check out these 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.

Saturday February 26

Dan Charnas discusses and signs The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 5 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Contributors to SLAKE Issue 2: Crossing Over. Elizabeth Banicki, Ben Ehrenreich, Yxta Maya Murray, Sam Slovick, Justin Warfield, and Slake publisher Joe Donnelly will be reading from their selected pieces at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Eric Gudas, Alissa Valles and Ilya Kaminski read from their work at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. 7:30 p.m. (310) 822-3006.

Sunday February 27

Florence Weinberger reads from Sacred Graffiti at Diesel Books (Brentwood), Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Santa Monica. 3 p.m. Free. 310-576-9960.

Cleveland Confidential Event with authors Cheetah Chrome (Cheetah Chrome: A Dead Boy’s Tale from the Front Lines of Punk Rock), Mike Hudson (Jetsam), and Bob Pfeifer (The University of Strangers) read their work at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 5 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Monday February 28

Michael Gelbart discusses and signs The Other Oprahs at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Belva Davis discusses and signs Never In My Wildest Dreams at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Tuesday March 1

Wade Rouse presents and signs It’s All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine (A Memoir) at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Kim Severson discusses and signs Spoon Fed at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Open reading plus Hollywood Institute of Poetics presents: Cassandra Love at the Cobalt Cafe, 22047 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Opens 8:30 p.m. Sign-up for open reading before 9 p.m. when reading starts. One drink minimum (no alcohol). Event Hosted by LA poet Rick Lupert.

Wednesday March 2

Stefan Kanfer presents and signs Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Mark Hertsgaard discusses and signs Hot at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) discusses and signs Glad No Matter What: Transforming Loss and Change Into Gift and Opportunity at Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 659-1733. www.PlanetSark.com

Thursday March 3

Susan Goldstein presents and signs Hollywood Forever (Five Star Mystery Series) at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Angela Balcita discusses and signs Moonface: A True Romance at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Nina Revoyr reads and signs Wingshooters at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

James Pagano discusses The Bleed at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades. 7:30 p.m. Free. (310) 450-4063.

Friday March 4

Amanda Hampson reads Olive Sisters at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades. 6:30 p.m. Free. (310) 450-4063.

Blake Nelson presents and signs Recovery Road at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Michael David Lukas discusses and signs The Oracle of Stamboul 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. Always confirm with the bookstore before attending any event.

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Frank Mundo is the author of The Brubury Tales (foreword by Carolyn See), which is available on Amazon.com in paperback and in eBook. The Brubury Tales is a finalist for Reader View’s 2011 Reviewer’s Choice Award for poetry.

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