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Altbooks all Saturday

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If you like books and find shopping at, say, that big glossy one at the Grove unbearable, you can consider today a good day.

A new bookstore, Sandpaper Books in Highland Park, is having a pre-opening sale all day, from 10-5pm. It's got used books in the strong-lefty tradition (so we hear). It's also got a pile of silk saris from India, just for fun & fashion. There should be coffee and snacks too.

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When that's over the Alternative Holiday Book Bazaar is on at the Wax Poetic Gallery in Burbank (5-9pm). Now in its second year, they've found that a keg of Stella and a bunch of small presses make a good holiday mix. Art too. Free.

We're sure there are other book events on but once we get to the one with the beer, we'll be staying put.

Photo of bookshelf by Phil Moore via Flickr