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If you like music and books, you may have noticed the 33 1/3 series. They're pocket-sized paperbacks that celebrate "much-loved" albums of the last 40 years. Each book is about one record, and they look at the people who make the music as much as musing on the music itself.

On Saturday, local popculturenista Kim Cooper (Scram, the 1947 Project) will be joined by NYer Ben Sisario to read from their new 33 1/3 books. Kim's love is Neutral Milk Hotel's "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"; Ben's is "Doolittle" by The Pixies. Ben drove around Oregon's back roads with Frank Black, we hear, so we imagine he's got some pretty good stories.

They'll be reading and rolling at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena on Saturday at 4pm.