So Cal Bookish Events Updated 8/7/19 #booksignings #authorevents

There’s nothing we like more than supporting our favorite authors by attending book signings and author events. To some of us book nerds, authors are our rock stars and celebrities!

This is a great resource for finding bookstores and libraries that host events along with book clubs, signings and book festivals that are coming up in Southern California.

Click on the links below for ticket and event information.

Check back often for updated events and schedules. Updated 8/7/19

The Ultimate Guide to Author Events and Book Signings. 🆓

August 2019


▶️ August 3 | Kerry Lonsdale and Victoria Helen Stone | The Ripped Bodice

▶️ August 4 – Breakfast Republic (Irvine) Book Club Adventure with Abbi Waxman, Kristin Rockaway and Kathy Cooperman | click here for tickets and information

‼️I’m attending this one!

▶️ August 8 | Book Soup presents the LA release of author Chris Jaymes new graphic novel.

▶️ August 9 | Author Rhys Bowen, Huntington Beach Library Click HERE!

▶️ August 9 | Book Launch for The Marriage Clock | Cerritos Public Library 🆓 Click here

A warm, funny, thoughtful story of Leila Abid, a young, Muslim-American woman whose parents give her three months to find a suitable husband or else they will arrange her marriage for her. Through an intimate exploration of navigating cultural expectations with personal fulfillment, the novel presents a universal story that everyone can relate to about the challenges of falling in love.

▶️August 9 | Melisa de la Cruz BOOK LAUNCH at Creating Conversations in Redondo Beach

▶️ August 10 | The Ripped Bodice, Culver City Author Alisha Rai will be in conversation with HelenKay Dimon to talk about her new book The Right Swipe. There will be a Q&A and book signing to follow. Click here!

▶️ August 10 | Tustin Library

▶️ August 11 | Smart Summer Reads | Creating Conversations, Manhattan Beach. click here for more. Authors for this session include: Sarah Archer, Yangsze Choo, R. O. Kwon, Jill Orr, Ruchika Tomar, Jessica Yellen.

▶️ August 11 | San Diego Women’s Museum

▶️ August 12 | Matthew Kepnes | Los Angeles CLICK HERE

The Last Bookstore is pleased to present New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kepnes and his new book, Ten Years A Nomad. Join us to learn more about the man behind the award winning budget travel site and Ten Years A Nomad.

▶️ August 13 | James Hansen at the Nixon Library 🆓 , Yorba Linda

The Nixon Foundation is producing this program in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the historic Moon Landing. On April 29, 2019 the Nixon Library opened an all-new interactive special exhibit, Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind, which runs through January 12, 2020.

▶️ August 17 – In honor of Bookstore Romance Day, Creating Conversations is hosting a panel discussion and book signing with acclaimed erotic, historical, LGBT, and comedy romance novelists:

Scarlett Peckham ~Kaitlin O’Riley ~Audrey Coulthurst ~Kristin Rockaway

Light refreshments will be served. You can register to participate in the event HERE!

▶️ August 18 | Laguna Beach Books

Please join us as we welcome Jeff Gordinier, author of Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World. Please note this is a ticketed event, tickets are $26 + tax and include a copy of the book.

▶️ August 18 | Vroman’s Pasadena, 2pm

IWOSC Reads Its Own is a spellbinding afternoon of eclectic, eccentric, and exemplary works – from poems to true stories to hilarious monologues and beyond, read aloud by distinguished IWOSC scribes.

▶️ August 20| Lido Village Books | Janet Fitch and Leland de la Durante | click here for tickets.

▶️ August 21 | Laguna Beach Books

Please welcome T. Jefferson Parker to the store. Jeff will be speaking about his new book, The Last Good Guy. There is no charge for this event.

▶️ August 24 | Dani Shapiro discusses Inheritance | Aliso Viejo Library

▶️ August 24 | SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL OF BOOKS, Liberty Station, 10-5| ticket info here

▶️ August 31 | MANSONLAND In this new special event tour, a sequel to his popular tour about Patty Hearst and the Symbionese Liberation Army, author Brad Schreiber (Revolution’s End: The Patty Hearst Kidnapping, Mind Control, and the Secret History of Donald DeFreeze and the SLA) takes us deeper down the counterculture rabbit hole, for a wild ride through the mean streets of Los Angeles, on the trail of the Manson Family.

September 2019

▶️ September 1 – Vroman’s presents Louise Penny | Click here for details and tickets.

▶️ September 6 | Check out “2019 Read A Book Day 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2 – Los Angeles

This is a 1 Mile, 5K,10K, 13.1 or 26.2 virtual run (or walk) to encourage others to get out there and READ A BOOK! You choose the distance you want to complete. @Eventbrite

▶️ September 10 | Words Alive and Warwicks Books presents Emma Donoghue | CLICK HERE

▶️ September 11 | Fall 2019 Literary Salon, Mission Viejo | Meredith May, author of The Honey Bus and Amy Stewart, author of the Kopp Sisters mystery series and other nonfiction works CLICK HERE

▶️ September 12 | Creating Conversations Book Club

📖 Join us to discuss THE MARRIAGE CLOCK with the novel’s author, Zara Raheem. Dessert reception and book signing to follow. THE MARRIAGE CLOCK, which releases on July 23. Click HERE.

▶️ September 16 | An Evening with Ben Folds and Bob Saget | BookSoup at The Regent Theater CLICK HERE

Tickets are general admission and include one entry & one copy of A Dream about Lightning Bugs, which will be handed out at “check in” along with a signing line ticket. A book signing will follow the program

▶️ September 17 | Colson Whitehead In Conversation | Scripps College, Claremont

▶️ September 18 | San Diego

▶️ September 21 | September Check out “Men of Mystery 2019” Long Beach @Eventbrite

▶️ September 21 | The Ripped Bodice, Culver City

Author Kristin Rockaway will be joining us to talk about her new book How To Hack a Heartbreak which is featured on Goodreads Hottest Romances of 2019.

She will be in conversation with Idea Of You author Robinne Lee. 

There will be a Q&A and book signing to follow. Click here for ticket info.

▶️ September 28, Laguna Niguel | 7th Annual Authors Brunch- Soroptimist International of Capistrano Bay | Click HERE

▶️ September 28 | NORTH SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL 2019 | MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA The Largest gathering of Latino authors in San Diego County. Click HERE.

October 2019

▶️October 5 – Check out “Authors in the OC 2019” Anaheim, CA @Eventbrite

▶️October 5/6 – You’re invited to board Rare Books LAX, the Westside’s new antiquarian book, fine print, photography and ephemera fair! Los Angeles, CA @Eventbrite

▶️ October 13 & 16 | Nicole Meier | San Diego & Newport Beach

‼️I’m attending this one!

▶️ October 12 – Adventures By The Book event (tickets go on sale 8/3) | Click here

▶️ October 12, 13 & 16

October 12 — The Novel Network’s Books & Bingo, Corona Public Library, Corona

October 13 —The Novel Network’s Books & Bingo, San Diego Public Library, San Diego

October 16—Author Talk and Book Signing, Lido Village Books, Newport Beach

▶️ October 15 | Live from London : Margaret Atwood | Irvine Barclay Theater

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humor and intellect.

Ticket holders are invited to come early for a special discussion and Q&A on recent TV adaptations of Atwood’s work — from The Handmaid’s Tale and Alias Grace to the MaddAddam trilogy. CLICK HERE

▶️ October 19 | Celebrating Filipino Diaspora in Romantic Fiction | The Ripped Bodice

▶️ October 24 🆓| Ruta Sepetys discusses THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE | La Jolla CLICK HERE

▶️ October 28 | Alice Hoffman discussing in conversation THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW | San Diego CLICK HERE

November 2019

December 2019

Next Year 2020

▶️ February 2, 2020 🆕

‼️I’m attending this one!

▶️April 2020

Fantasy Book Fest 2020 tickets and info here

▶️Sat, June 13, 2020

Readers Envy Book Events: Los Angeles Book Signing by Kingston Publishing Company | Eventbrite tickets

▶️ October 15-18

BOUCHERCON 2020: in Sacramento

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