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Skylight Books Celebrates Eight Years (Like the Number of Legs on a Spider)

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Let’s face it, we don’t know where or upon whose neck the axe will fall on this Tuesday’s election. We’re not even sure if it matters who wins. The world has gone to pot. Oh wait, the world has always been fucked up. No. Yes. In any case, Skylight Books in Los Feliz has been fighting for you for eight dense years, fighting for your mind and your freedom to buy subversive texts without the pall of “the man” looking over your shoulder. Skylight is dedicated to your privacy. That’s why as part of their eighth anniversary celebration this Saturday, they’re screening a short documentary (with discussion to follow) at 4:00PM about The Tattered Cover, a Colorado Bookstore that went to the Colorado Supreme Court in order to protect their customers’ privacy. Who wants the government knowing you bought the latest issue of Butt Magazine?

Preceding the documentary at 2:00PM will be a performance by the Los Feliz Woodwind Ensemble featuring Michele Zukovsky of the LA Philharmonic.

And rounding out the packed day of events at 7:30PM transgressive queer author Dennis Cooper appears with some writers whom he edits for his little independent press imprint Little House on the Bowery. Cooper will be joined by writers Derek McCormack, Martha Kinney and Benjamin Weissman in what’s certain to be a bent, if not beautiful, occasion. Let’s just hope that the Skylight proprietors distribute beers like they did the last time Cooper made an appearance.

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