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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
30800 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

Local events

Dec
19
BERNADETTE ATUAHENE BOOKSIGNING (WE WANT WHAT'S OURS: Learning From South Africa's Land Restitution Program)
Eso Won Books, Friday, December 19 at 7pm
On countless occasions in history one group with political power has taken property from a less powerful group as part of a larger strategy to dehumanize or infantilize them. The colonial expropriation of property from native peoples, the Nazi confiscation of property from Jews, the Hutu taking of property from Tutsis during and after the Rwandan genocide, and Saddam Hussein's seizing of property from the Kurds in Iraq all typify this enduring phenomenon. In such instances, the dispossessed were subjected to deprivations of property and dignity. Subsequent governments then had to navigate the perilous landscape surrounding the return of land and other property to displaced or decimated populations. They could ignore the fact that people were deprived of their property, or they could rectify it.

We Want What's Ours is a detailed study of South Africa's attempts to rectify the deprivation of land suffered by thousands of people under the colonial and apartheid regimes. It teaches a critical lesson about these transitions: remedying past wrongs entails more than distributing money or even returning property, because the dispossessed did not just lose their possessions, they also had their dignity taken from them. A comprehensive remedy for these 'dignity takings' involves confronting the underlying dehumanization, infantilization, and political exclusion that enabled the dispossession. That is, it requires 'dignity restoration' - a remedy based on principles of restorative justice that seeks to rehabilitate the dispossessed and reintegrate them into the fabric of society.

South Africa's colonial and apartheid-era land dispossessions are a quintessential example of 'dignity takings', and the post-apartheid government is unique because it has sought to move beyond the more common step of only providing reparations (compensation for tangible losses) and instead has tried to facilitate the restoration of the dignity of the dispossessed. Bernadette Atuahene's detailed research, and extensive interviews with over one hundred and fifty South Africans who participated in the nation's land restitution program, demonstrates what was required for this 'dignity restoration', and how successful it has ultimately been. Rooted solidly in both academic analysis and human experiences, this book serves as an invaluable resource to international organizations, government bureaucrats, policy makers, NGOs, students, and scholars interested in redress for historical injustice, defending property rights, and conflict prevention. Come early and participate in the discussion.

Location: Street: 4327 Degnan Blvd Additional: City: Los Angeles, Province: California Postal Code: 90008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
23
New Books on Sale Tuesday December 23rd
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, December 23 at 10am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday December 23rd.

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: 5943 Balboa Avenue, Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
24
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Mysterious Galaxy, Wednesday, December 24 at 4pm
We will be closing at 4PM on Christmas Eve and we will be closed of Christmas Day as we spend the day with family, friends, and books. If you absolutely must have something new to read, we recommend any of our selection of ebooks. You can read Kobo ebooks on a dedicated ereader, or via a free app for whatever device you navigated to this page on ... with one bullying on-line retailer's product excepted.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Suite 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Dec
26
Bishop O'Connell Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Friday, December 26 at 6pm
Readers looking for recommendations on books to acquire with their holiday gift certificates are encouraged to join debut urban fantasy author Bishop O’Connell, who will share cookies and refreshments as well as insights into his American Faerie Tale series. The Stolen opens with a mortal child kidnapped by faeries for the first time in more than a century. Bishop was a Navy brat, and long-time San Diego resident before his restless nature led him to explore multiple careers and residences across the nation.

In the giving spirit of the season, Bishop shared his experience with a life-changing book:

When I was fourteen, I was given a copy of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. It was the first book I was given. I don’t overstate when I say that book changed my view of the world. It was one reason I majored in philosophy in college. It’s an esoteric piece to be sure, and it would’ve been easy for someone to think I was too young to understand it. But that didn’t happen. I devoured the book, and have read it again countless times since then. It’s not a spiritual book. Rather it broadened my understanding, taught me to think, and to view the world in new ways. It’s kind of astounding if you think about it. A collection of words printed onto paper had that kind of lasting effect. Of course not every book will have that kind of impact, but some might. And it might just be a book you least expect, one you might not have bought for yourself.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
30
New Books on Sale Tuesday December 30th
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, December 30 at 10am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday December 30th.

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: 5943 Balboa Avenue, Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
31
New Year's Eve
Mysterious Galaxy, Wednesday, December 31 at 4pm
We will be closing at 4PM on New Year's Eve to ring in the New Year

... and prepare for our annual New Year's Day Sale!

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Suite #100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
1
New Year's Day Sale in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 10am
Our New Year’s Day Sale takes place on Thursday, January 1, from 10 AM to 2 PM. To participate, customers must make an in-store purchase during the month of December. When they do, they will receive a special coupon entitling them to some great discounts and bargains!

Then, on New Year’s Day, start things off right by joining us at MGSD for our store-wide sale! Coupons are required to participate and are honored for in-store sales only. (Offer excludes reserved books, gift certificates, and Kobo ebooks and e-readers.)

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
6
New Books on Sale Tuesday January 6th
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 10am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday January 6th.

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: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
6
Amber Benson Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:30pm
Amber Benson signs The Witches of Echo Park in San Diego.

Details to follow.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
7
San Diego Book Discussion Group - Babayaga
Mysterious Galaxy, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7pm
The first discussion of 2015 focuses on Toby Barlow's Babayaga.

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!

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Suite #100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
7
Larkspur- The Larkspur Book Club Pioneers discuss "Arctic Summer"
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Larkspur is pleased to welcome the new book group, The Larkspur Book Club Pioneers, to the store to discuss Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut on Wednesday, January 7th at 7pm.

This event is free and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!

This fictionalized biography of English author E.M. Forster focuses on Forster's many years in India and the process of writing his masterpiece, A Passage to India. This compact, finely wrought novel also addresses Forster's unforgiving childhood in England and the homosexuality he feared and repressed throughout his life. Psychologically acute without being sentimental, Forster's relationships are described with compassion and great care. Galgut is a master at constructing strange, compelling landscapes, and Arctic Summer shifts seamlessly between staid, restricting England and Cairo and vibrant, pleasantly absurd India. Moments of gentle humor shine through the sparse prose, lending Forster a humanity that makes his story all the more heartbreaking.

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur Additional: Marin Country Mart, 2419 Larskspur Landing Circle City: Larkspur, Province: California Postal Code: 94939 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
8
Brentwood- Jeff Swimmer discusses and signs "Documentary Case Studies"
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6:30pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes professor and author Jeff Swimmer to the store to discuss and sign his new book, Documentary Case Studies: Behind the Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told, on Thursday, January 8th at 6:30pm.

Documentary Case Studies walks readers through the fixes and missteps that today's documentary leaders worked through at all stages to create their masterworks, from development, fundraising and pre-production, through production and then to post. There are plenty of "how to" documentary filmmaking books in circulation, but this book instead provides a personal, intimate, and candid approach to unlocking the secrets of the craft and the business by meeting filmmakers who tackle production challenges in the most resourceful and unconventional ways.

Jeff Swimmer is an Associate Professor at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in Southern California, where he teaches Documentary Production and leads numerous international filmmaking programs. He is an award-winning director and producer of documentary films on both sides of the Atlantic. His programs have aired on BBC, PBS, NBC News, A&E, CNN, Discover, The History Channel, ARTE and others. His 2001 film, Northern Ireland: Dying For Peace, won a DuPont Award in Documentary.

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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Jan
8
ROBERT LEE WATT BOOKSIGNING (The Black Horn: The Story of a Classical French Hornist)
Eso Won Books, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7pm
The Black Horn: The Story of Classical French Hornist Robert Lee Watt tells the story of the first African American French Hornist hired by a major symphony in these United States. Today, the number of African Americans who hold chairs in major American symphony orchestras are few and far between, and Watt is the first in many years to write about this uniquely exhilarating—and at times painful—experience.

The Black Horn chronicles the upbringing of a young boy first fascinated by the sound of the French horn. Watt walks readers through the many obstacles presented by the racial climate in the United States both on and off stage in his efforts learn and eventually master an instrument little considered in the African American community, with even the author’s own father, who played trumpet, seeking to dissuade the young classical musician in the making. Opposition from within the community—a “middle instrument suited only for thin-lipped white boys,” Watt’s father once chided—and from without, Watt document his struggles as a student at an all-white major music conservatory as well as his first job in a major symphony orchestra after his conservatory canceled his scholarship.

Watt subsequently chronicles his triumphs and travails as a musician, sometimes alone when confronting the realities of race in America and the world of classical music. This work will surely interest any working classical musician and student, particularly those of color, seeking to grasp firsthand the sometimes troubled history of being the only “black horn.” Come early and enjoy the discussion.

Location: Street: 4327 Degnan Blvd Additional: City: Los Angeles, Province: California Postal Code: 90008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
9
Larkspur - Kids' Pajama Party with Mac Barnett
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Friday, January 9, 2015 at 6pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Larkspur welcomes Mac Barnett to the store as our guest bedtime book author on Friday, January 9th at 6pm.

Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! Author Mac Barnett will be here to read you a bedtime story. Get cozy in front of the fireplace, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies, get your books signed, and then head home for bed.

With perfect pacing, the multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen dig down for a deadpan tale full of visual humor. Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find . . . nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all. Attentive readers will be rewarded with a rare treasure in this witty story of looking for the extraordinary -- and finding it in a manner you'd never expect.

Mac Barnett is the author of several picture books, including Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem, Guess Again!, and Oh No!: Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World. He also writes the Brixton Brothers series of mysteries. Mac is the founder of the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers, and serves on the board of 826LA, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center.

Our Kids' Pajama Party Series is held on the first Friday of every month - keep up with store events by liking us on Facebook or joining our email list!

Location: Street: Marin Country Mart, 2419 Larskspur Landing Circle City: Larkspur, Province: California Postal Code: 94939 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
9
Thomas Perry Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Friday, January 9, 2015 at 7:30pm
Thomas Perry Signs A String of Beads in San Diego.

Details to follow.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue, Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
10
Tony Johnston
Children's Book World, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 10:30am
Tony Johnstonis the award-winning author of more than 100 beloved children’s books. She lives with her family in San Marino, California, where she grew up. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
10
Alan Russell Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2pm
Alan Russell

Alan Russell signs Guardians of the Night in San Diego.

Details to follow.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Suite #100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
10
Tony Johnston
Children's Book World, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at unknown time
Tony Johnstonis the award-winning author of more than 100 beloved children’s books. She lives with her family in San Marino, California, where she grew up. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
11
Sue Ann Jaffarian Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2pm
Sue Ann Jaffarian signs Ghost in the Guacamole and Hell on Wheels in San Diego.

Details to follow.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue, Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
11
Larkspur- Doctor Who Party
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3pm
Are you missing Doctor Who? You're not alone. Luckily there are LOTS of Doctor Who books to keep us amused and terrified until the next season starts. Join us for an afternoon of Who-vian geekery, a guide to Who books new and old and some free Doctor Who novels. It's kind of like LINDA, but without the Absorbaloff (I hope). For children of all ages.

Come join in on the fun, Sunday, January 11th at 3pm!

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur Additional: Marin Country Mart, 2419 Larskspur Landing Circle City: Larkspur, Province: California Postal Code: 94939 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
11
Pierce Brown Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 4pm
Pierce Brown signs Golden Son in San Diego.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Golden Son from Mysterious Galaxy, available January 6th, starting at 10 AM!

If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please come by or call the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.

Details to follow.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue, Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
12
Graeme Simsion
Santa Monica Public Library - Main Library, Monday, January 12, 2015 at unknown time
Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was published in 2013 and translation rights have been sold in over thirty-five languages. Graeme lives in Australia with his wife, Anne, and their two children. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
12
Graeme Simsion
Santa Monica Public Library - Main Library, Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7pm
Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was published in 2013 and translation rights have been sold in over thirty-five languages. Graeme lives in Australia with his wife, Anne, and their two children. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
13
New Books on Sale Tuesday January 13th
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday January 13th.

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: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
13
Educator Appreciation Reception
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Huntington Beach, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 4pm
Educator Event, Special Event Join us for our Educator Appreciation Reception featuring a book talk, NOOK demo, light refreshments and giveaways. Pre-K to 12 educators save 25% on classroom and personal purchases. Please RSVP to crm2743@bn.com or 714.897.6201. (added from Barnes & Noble)
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