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There are 30 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
The Book Frog (1.3 miles)
550 Deep Valley Dr, #273, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
627 Silver Spur Road, Suite 210 in the Village, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
29089 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
3815 W. 242nd St., Torrance, CA 90505
126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
24200 Narbonne Ave., Lomita, CA 90717
931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
443 West 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
23115 S. Arlington Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
2828 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505-2803
24000 S. Western, Harbor City, CA 90710
21712 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503
Encore Books (5.6 miles)
718 W. 37th St. #3, San Pedro, CA 90731
21400 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503
3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503
4805 Emerald St., Torrance, CA 90503
303 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
1300 N. Avalon Boulevard, Wilmington, CA 90744
Stuart Ng Books (7.3 miles)
20655 S Western Ave, Ste. 104, Torrance, CA 90501
TotalitarianMedia (7.4 miles)
508 Hollowell Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
151 E. Carson St., Carson, CA 90745
2000 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Local events

Oct
1
Brentwood - Richard Riordan discusses and signs "The Mayor"
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes former Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan to the store to discuss and sign his new autobiography, The Mayor: How I Turned Around Los Angeles After Riots, an Earthquake and the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial on Wednesday, October 1st at 7pm.

Mayor Richard J. Riordan, between the years of 1993 and 2001, pulled Los Angeles from the brink of collapse. As a pro-choice, pro-gay rights, pro-immigration, non-ideological Republican, Riordan turned L.A. into a thriving metropolis in the wake of the 1992 L.A. riots and the devastating 1994 Northridge earthquake. In his autobiography, Riordan brings to light the numerous tragedies he faced, and how those events shaped him as both mayor and individual, from the deaths of his two young children, to the passing of his mother on the eve of his mayoral election. Delving into the successes and difficulties he faced during his time as mayor, and the ideas and value system that drove his work, this book provides a look at one of the most beloved political figures in recent American history.

Richard J. Riordan is a venture capitalist, lawyer, and philanthropist. In 1993, he became the mayor of Los Angeles. He continues to be one of the most popular public figures in Los Angeles, and he continues to dedicate his life to helping poor families.

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood Additional: Brentwood Country Mart - 225 26th Street at San Vicente City: Santa Monica, Province: California Postal Code: 90402 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
1
Zoe Nathan: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes from Huckleberry
Santa Monica Public Library - Main Library, Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm
Huckleberry Cafe and Bakery founder and baker Zoe Nathan discusses her new cookbook Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes from Our Kitchen with Los Angeles Magazine Food Editor Lesley Bargar Suter. When Huckleberry opened in 2009, the line formed instantly. Zoe is known for transforming the best ingredients into beautiful and delicious offerings, served up in generous heaps. Now fans can choose whenever they have a Huckleberry craving: visit with the other devotees, or make Zoe's brilliant recipes at home. The book contains 115 recipes for her now legendary brunch dishes, sweets, sides, and pastries, and brings Huckleberry into your own kitchen, introducing deliciousness, inspiration, and love into every morning of your life. A book sale and signing follows the program. This will be a ticketed event; free tickets will be released one hour prior to the program in courtyard outside the MLK Jr. Auditorium.

Categories: Author Talks, All Ages, Adults, 50+/Seniors

Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium (added from RSS Feed)
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Oct
1
Caroline Kepnes
Book Soup, Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm
Caroline Kepnes is a native of Cape Cod and the author of many published short stories. She has also covered pop culture for Entertainment Weekly, Tiger Beat, E! Online, and Yahoo. And she has also written for television shows, including 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Her directorial debut short film Miles Away premiered at the Woods Hole Film Festival. Caroline is a Brown University graduate now residing in Los Angeles in the same building that the Hillside Strangler once called home. She spends a lot of time on Cape Cod. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Oct
2
Peter Thiel
Ann and Jerry Moss Theater, New Roads School, Thursday, October 2 at 6:30pm
Peter Thiel (added from Random House)
Oct
2
Brentwood-Liz Climo discusses and signs "The Little World of Liz Climo"
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Thursday, October 2 at 7pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Liz Climo to the store to participate in a panel discussion and sign her new book, The Little World of Liz Climo, on Thursday, October 2nd at 7pm. Joining Liz will be a panel of illustrators and animators: Madeleine Flores, webcomic creator of Help Us Great Warrior!; Monica Ray, author of Phuzzy Comics and storyboard artist for Nickelodeon's upcoming show, Bad Seeds; and Annie award winner, Giancarlo Volpe who has worked on various TV shows including, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This panel will be moderated by director, editor and comic aficionado, Kurt Mattila. Artist Liz Climo has charmed her fans with her comic world of whimsical animal characters, where everyone from grizzly bears, dinosaurs, rabbits, and anteaters grapple with everyday life with wit and humor. Through her comics, we discover that an armadillo can dress for Halloween, a dinosaur can be a loving parent ... and a rhino can squeeze orange juice! This new collection features more than 100 of her comics, starring her beloved characters in all kinds of funny situations, from celebrating holidays to helping friends. Liz Climo is a character artist for The Simpsons and has worked on The Lebrons and Seth Macfarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. She also the author of Le Petit Monde de Liz, a comic collection published in France as well as a forthcoming children's book. She lives in Los Angeles.

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood Additional: Brentwood Country Mart - 225 26th Street at San Vicente City: Santa Monica, Province: California Postal Code: 90402 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
3
Jude Angelini
Book Soup, Friday, October 3 at 7pm
Jude Angelini was born and raised in Pontiac, Michigan. He got his start as a guest and comic on The Jenny Jones Show and now hosts his own show, The All Out Show, on Sirius Satellite Radio. He loves reading Elmore Leonard, science fiction, and medieval fantasy, as well as antiquing and playing a good game of backgammon. He currently lives in Los Angeles. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Oct
3
Joseph O'Neill
Skylight Books, Friday, October 3 at 7:30pm
Joseph O'Neill (added from Random House)
Oct
4
Ocean Park Book Group
A Monthly Meeting of the Ocean Park Book Group. Meets the 1st Saturday of the Month. Open to All. No Registration Required.

Categories: Book Discussions, Adults, All Ages (added from RSS Feed)
Oct
5
Melissa Marr Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Sunday, October 5 at 2pm
Melissa Marr's online bio states that she grew up “believing in faeries, ghosts, and various other creatures,” and that, after years of teaching college literature, turned her love for folklore, myth, and all things fantastic into writing. Her debut novel, 2007's Wicked Lovely, quickly became an international bestseller, with translation rights sold in more than twenty countries. Made for You, her newest standalone novel, focuses on Eva, a hit-and-run victim who develops a most interesting power: to foresee people's deaths upon them touching her. With danger mounting, Eva will have to harness her new powers and accept the help of old flame Nate, to ensure the safety of their friends – and themselves.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
6
Greg Cummings Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Monday, October 6 at 7:30pm
Greg Cummings is an award-winning wildlife conservationist who achieved remarkable success protecting gorilla populations in the wild through community-based initiatives in East and Central Africa. He introduced safari tour company runner Derek Strangely, in Gorillaland, an adventure of crime, civil war, and ecological catastrophe set deep in the Congolese jungle. Strangely survives to return in Pirates; he has relocated to Kampala, Uganda, when he is contacted by a friend whose past is entangled with pirates from the Federal Republic of Somalia. Greg will discuss the challenge of incorporating global conflicts into fictional adventure.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
7
New Books on Sale Tuesday October 7th
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, October 7 at 10am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday October 7th.

Check with staff if you have questions. You can also purchase many of the below in eBook format. Just click the title to see if an eBook is available for that title. (Thanks to Kobo, most ebooks are now available for pre-sale.)

Happy Reading!

Signed titles may arrive later in the month. Contact the staff to reserve a copy.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
7
Author Talk: Reyna Grande
Santa Monica Library - Pico Branch, Tuesday, October 7 at 6pm
Meet the author of The Distance Between Us as she discusses her works and takes question from the audience. Programa bilingue.

Categories: Author Talks, Adults, Teens (added from RSS Feed)
Oct
7
Brentwood- Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb discuss and sign "Huckleberry"
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Tuesday, October 7 at 7pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes authors Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb to the store to discuss and sign their new cookbook, Huckleberry on Tuessday, October 7th at 7pm.

"Everything in generosity" is the motto of Zoe Nathan, the big-hearted baker behind Santa Monica's favorite neighborhood bakery and breakfast spot, Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe. This irrisistable cookbook collects more than 115 recipes and more than 150 color photographs, including how-to sequences for mastering basics such as flaky dough and lining a cakepan. Huckleberry's recipies span from sweet, (rustic cakes, muffins, and scones), to savory, (hot cereals, biscuits, and quiche). True to the healthful spirit of Los Angeles, these recipes feature whole-grain flours, sesame and flax seeds, fresh fruits and vegetables, natural sugars, and gluten-free and vegan options. For bakers and all-day brunches, Huckleberry will become the cookbook to reach for whenever the craving for big flavor strikes.

Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb are the Santa Monica-based wife-and-husband team who own and operate Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe, Milo & Olive, Sweet Rose Cramery, and Rustic Canyon.

Location: Street: 225 26th Street, Suite #33 City: Santa Monica, Province: California Postal Code: 90402 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
7
Matt Cook Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30pm
To say that Matt Cook is an accomplished individual would be an understatement. As a close-up magician (and former member of the Magic Castle Junior Society), Matt has performed in Hollywood and across the globe. His previous writings have earned him numerous awards, and in 2010, he cofounded California Common Sense, a nonprofit dedicated to government transparency and policy analysis. His debut novel, Sabotage, begins with Professor Malcolm Clare waking aboard a jet minutes before it plunges into the seas. Curious about his professor's disappearance, Stanford doctorate student Austin Hardy seeks out Malcolm's daughter, Victoria, whose secret soon whisks them into a global game of assassination, extortion, and treachery.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
8
Brentwood-John Lahr discusses and signs "Tennessee Williams"
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Wednesday, October 8 at 7pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes former drama critic for The New Yorker John Lahr to the store to discuss and sign his new book, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, on Wednesday, October 8th at 7pm. Tennessee Williams gives intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, a man whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. This biography sheds a light on Tennessee Williams' warring family, his guilt, his creative triumphs and failures, his sexuality and numerous affairs, his misreported death, even the shenanigans surrounding his estate.

As much a deeply personal look at the man, as it is a trenchant exploration of his plays and the tortured process of bringing them to stage and screen, this is a biography of the highest order: a book about the major American playwright of his time written by the major American drama critic of his time.

John Lahr was the senior drama critic of The New Yorker for over two decades. He divides his time between London and New York.

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood Additional: 225 26th St., Suite #33 City: Santa Monica, Province: California Postal Code: 90402 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
8
Mystery Book Group: An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
Iain Pears novel set in England in the 1660s is an ingenious tour de force: an utterly compelling historical myster that keeps the reader guessing until the very last page.

Categories: Book Discussions, Adults, 50+/Seniors (added from RSS Feed)
Oct
8
San Diego Book Discussion Group
Mysterious Galaxy, Wednesday, October 8 at 7pm
The October 8th discussion focuses on Ivy Pochoda's Visitation Street.

The San Diego Book Discussion Group is led by Fearless Leader Christine. Participation is open to all readers; readers need not have completed a particular book to attend – it’s the perfect opportunity for readers to branch out and find new favorites!

Attendees receive 20% off of the current book club selection!

To learn more about Visitation Street, please see Bunny's review below.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
8
Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
All Saints' Episcopal Church, Wednesday, October 8 at 8pm
Nicholas D. Kristof
Sheryl WuDunn (added from Random House)
Oct
9
Baptist de Pape
Mystic Journey Bookstore, Thursday, October 9 at 6:30pm
Baptist de Pape is a lawyer turned author and filmmaker who traveled around the globe to interview the world’s greatest teachers in the film and book, The Power of the Heart. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Oct
9
T. Jefferson Parker Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Thursday, October 9 at 7pm
New York Times bestselling author and Southern California native T. Jefferson Parker started his career as a journalist, while writing what would become his breakout debut, Laguna Heat. Nearly three decades and many thrilling books and awards later, Jeff’s latest is Full Measure, a love story to his current hometown of Fallbrook and a personal look into the lives affected by the devastating fire of 2007, particularly a local farmer and his wife and their sons, the younger just home from Afghanistan.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #302 San Diego City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
9
Brentwood-Joseph Di Prisco discusses and signs "Subway to California"
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Thursday, October 9 at 7pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Joseph Di Prisco to the store to discuss and sign his new memoir, Subway to California, on Thursday, October 9th at 7pm. In 1961, the Di Priscos fled Brooklyn--and the FBI. The father had been implicated in police corruption and he escaped to California, where his wife and two of her four sons joined him. Joe, the only member of the family to graduate high school, didn't seem called to a life of crime, but evidence is mixed. Once he was Brother Joseph in a Catholic novitiate. Later he was named prime suspect in a racketeering investigation. During Vietnam he seized his college administration building, and then played blackjack around the world, staked by big-money backers. He managed Italian restaurants with laughable ineptitude, but also did graduate study and taught for twenty years. Eventually Joe buried his unstable, manipulative, and beautiful mother and his brothers, including his heroin-addicted younger brother. Later, he cared for his father with Alzheimer's. Subway to California recounts Joe's battles with personal demons, bargains struck with angels, and truces with family in this richly colorful tale. Joseph Di Prisco is an educator and writer who has taught for over 20 years in public, independent and Catholic schools, middle school through college.

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood Additional: Brentwood Country Mart - 225 26th Street at San Vicente City: Santa Monica, Province: California Postal Code: 90402 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
9
Book Into Film Book Discussion: "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini
A four month long series of book discussions of books which were adapted to film. The book discussions will be followed the next week by a screening of the movie by the same title.

Book Discussions:

Sept 18: "The Wonder Boys" by Michael Chabon

Oct 9: "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini

Nov 13: "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri

Dec 11: "Emma" by Jane Austen

Books and movies provided by California Center for the Book.

Categories: Book Discussions, Adults, 50+/Seniors (added from RSS Feed)
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Oct
10
Conjecture / ConChord in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Friday, October 10 at 09am
San Diego’s Fall Science Fiction convention welcomes author Guest of Honor Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Night Pilgrims, Commedia della Morte, etc.). The convention will take place at the Town and Country Resort Hotel from Friday, October 10 through Sunday, October 12. Mysterious Galaxy will be in our traditional location in the Dealer’s Room, with books from Chelsea, and more. Conjecture is a literary-oriented sf/fantasy convention and ConChord is a southern California filk convention. More information on other guests and convention specifics can be found here.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
10
Gary Mancuso Signs his Travel Memoir The Last Places on Earth
The last places on Earth by Gary Mancuso

Author Signing Gary Mancuso left a lucrative career to set out on the ultimate six year journey. Trekking back in time in New Guinea hunting with Pygmies of the Congo Basin, he wandered seven continents, encountering many of the world's remaining traditional cultures (added from Barnes & Noble)
Oct
10
Chris Matthews
American Girl Place Los Angeles, Friday, October 10 at unknown time
Chris Matthews is anchor of MSNBC’s Hardball as well as the NBC-syndicated The Chris Matthews Show. He is an author of American; Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think; and Kennedy and Nixon. (added from Simon & Schuster)
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