Southern California Events Calendar

There’s nothing we like more than supporting our favorite authors by attending book signings and author events.

This is a great resource for finding bookstores and libraries that host events along with book clubs 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 6/13/19

The Ultimate Guide to Author Events and Book Signings. 🆓


June 2019

▶️ June 1 – Kaira Rouda at Book Carnival in Orange.

▶️ June 1 – Steven Rowley, Costa Mesa

▶️ June 2 – Flour Shop Book + Sprinkle Signing Event at Williams Sonoma South Coast Plaza | Get Tickets Here

▶️ June 2

▶️ June 2 | James Worthy

Check out “James Worthy Book Signing” @Eventbrite

▶️June 3th – Los Angeles |Rachel Kushner on The Mars Room @eventbrite

▶️ June 3 – Adventures By The Book Mystery Dinner (El Torito – Irvine) with Kaira Rouda, Eldonna Edwards and Wendy Heard | click here for tickets and information

▶️ June 6 | Melanie Benjamin | Warwicks, La Jolla

▶️ June 6 – Riverside| Check out “Muse Literary Journal 2019 Book Launch” @Eventbrite

▶️ June 8 | Casey McQuiston and Taylor Jenkins Reid | The Ripped Bodice, Culver City

▶️ June 8 |Check out “Storytime with Isabel Quintero” Riverside

▶️ June 9 | Carlsbad City Library Meet acclaimed authors Judy Bernstein (Disturbed in Their Nests), Eldonna Edwards (Clover Blue), Kimberly Robeson (The Greek Persuasion) and Kris Waldherr (The Lost History of Dreams) as they discuss and sign their books. More info here.

▶️June 9 Elizabeth Gilbert | Warwicks, La Jolla

▶️ June 10 Check out “nocrumbsleft Book Signing & Talk | San Diego, CA” Click here.

▶️ June 11 – A Conversation with Common and Pastor Toure Roberts – SOLD OUT!

▶️ June 13 Lisa See | Huntington Beach Central Library | tickets and info

▶️ June 14 | Women in Graphic Novels: A Conversation with Roxane Gay & Nalo Hopkinson at Cellar Door Bookstore, Riverside | Click Here.

▶️June 18 B. A. Shapiro | Warwicks, La Jolla

▶️ June 20 at 7 pm | Creating Conversations Book Club ~ THE BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK

Tickets| Eventbrite

▶️ June 20 | Maya Motayne In conversation with Toni Adeyemi | Mysterious Galaxy- tickets and info

▶️ June 22 | Kim Hooper Book Launch, Newport Beach Public Library

▶️ June 23 – Drag Queen Story Hour | Vroman’s Pasadena – Click here for more.

▶️ June 25 Check out “An Evening with Guy Kawasaki” in Santa Monica | Click Here


July 2019

Various Dates

▶️ July 8 | Nicola Harrison discusses Montauk at the Katie Wheeler Library in Irvine. 6pm

▶️ July 9 | Check out “Book Soup at the Skirball presents Linda Holmes (Pop Culture Happy Hour)” @Eventbrite

▶️ July 11 – Emily Liebert In conversation with Laura Dave | Barnes & Noble HB 7-9pm

▶️ July 15 – Cristina Alger at Book Carnival in Orange.

▶️ July 17 Adventures By The Book night out with Christina Lauren at Breakfast Republic in San Diego | click here for info and tickets.

▶️ July 18

▶️ July 20 Carlsbad City Library – Featuring best-selling authors Tory Bilski (Wild Horses of the Summer Sun), Janna King (Malibu Bluff), Kaira Rouda (The Favorite Daughter) and Abbi Waxman (The Bookish Life of Nina Hill). More info here.

▶️ July 22 – LAUNCH PARTY for The Two Lila Bennetts | Carlsbad Ignite Bistro | Ticket info here.

▶️ July 21 – Smart Summer Reads | Creating Conversations, Redondo Beach. click here for more. Authors this year include Chip Cheek, S.L. Huang, Kaira Rouda, Deb Spera, Abbi Waxman and Gwendolyn Womack

▶️ July 23 -Check out “OC/HB- Kyndra Holley Book Signing and Meet and Greet – Dairy Free Keto Cooking“@Eventbrite


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

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


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


November 2019


December 2019


Next Year 2020

▶️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

https://www.bouchercon2020.org

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