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Arts and Entertainment

Get Your Lit On: The Week in Bookish LA

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Tanya Lemani presents Have Belly, Will Travel 7pm @ Book Soup
Kim Sunee presents Trail of Crumbs 7pm @ Vroman's

Marc Porter Zasada presents The Urban Man: Staying Human in LA 7pm @ Book Soup
Patrick Conyer presents Pasadena: A Business History 7pm @ Vroman's
Elizabeth Pomeroy presents Pasadena: A Natural History 7pm @ Vroman's
Muhammad Yunus discusses Creating a World Without Poverty 7pm @ Central Library
Lewis Hyde discusses his books & poetry with Mona Simpson 7pm @ Hammer Museum

Vikram Chandra signs Sacred Games 7pm @ Borders, Westwood
Brian Kellow and guests present Ethel Merman: A Life 7pm @ Book Soup
Matthew Reilly presents The 6 Sacred Stones 7pm @ Metropolis Books
Douglas Frantz & Catherine Collins present The Nuclear Jihadist 7pm @ Vroman's
Richard Rayner presents The Associates: Four Capitalists Who Created California 7:30pm @ Barnes & Noble, 3rd Street Promenade

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Beth Lisick presents Helping Me Help Myself 7pm @ Book Soup
Todd McCaffrey signs Dragon Harper: A New Novel of Pern 7pm @ Barnes & Noble, Long Beach
Ellis Avery signs The Teahouse Fire 7pm @ Borders, Westwood
Max Brooks signs World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War 7pm @ Borders, Sherman Oaks

Ruth Wisse in dialogue with Rabbi David Wolpe presents Jews and Power 7:30pm @ Sinai Temple
Veronica Gonzalez presents Twin Time: or, How Death Befell Me 7pm @ Book Soup

Sylvia Sellers-Garcia presents When the Ground Turns in Its Sleep noon @ Dutton's

All quiet on the reading front.

Photo of the saved Griffith Park Observatory by Luis Gabriel Rivas via Flickr