Southern California Events Calendar

There’s nothing we like more than supporting our favorite authors by attending book signings and author events. Click on the links below for ticket and event information.


Check back often for updated events and schedules.

Updated 5/22/19


May 2019

▶️ May 3-4th | Y’all West

▶️May 7 | Janna King – Launch Party at Diesel Books in Brentwood

▶️ May 8 | Meet & get a photo with KISS’s Paul Stanley for his book, BACKSTAGE PASS Barnes & Noble, The Grove

▶️ May 9 | Creating Conversations Book Club ~ MIRACLE CREEK w/Author Angie Kim (Redondo Beach) | register here!

▶️ May 9 | Vroman’s Pasadena

Jo Giese, in conversation with Chris Erskine, discusses and signs Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons From My Mother. More info here.

▶️ May 14 | Stephen Rowley at Lido Village Books in Newport Beach

▶️ May 14 | Martha Hall Kelley at Warwicks | La Jolla

▶️ May 14 | Vroman’s Bookstore
Matthew McGough, in conversation with Michael Connelly & Miles Corwin, discusses and signs The Lazarus Files: A Cold Case Investigation

▶️May 15 | Stephen Rowley at Warwicks | La Jolla

▶️ May 18-19| LitFest Pasadena Click here for more.

▶️ May 18 | Writers Present – Ann Patchett & Robin Preiss Glasser | Mission Viejo. Click here for more.

▶️May 18 | Chris Kattan discusses and signs Baby Don’t Hurt Me: Stories and Scars from Saturday Night Live| Book Soup, West Hollywood

▶️ May 18 | Romance Author Day : Celebrate twenty Southern California romance authors in a day of education, networking, mingling, readings, and discussion at Anaheim Central Library’s 3rd Annual Romance Author Day!

▶️ May 18 |Check out “Book Signing and Ice Cream Tasting with Jeni Britton Bauer at Bristol Farms Santa Monica” @Eventbrite

▶️ May 20 | Alan Brennert at Warwicks | La Jolla

▶️ May 20 | HUGE Library Book Sale | Mission Viejo Library

▶️ May 30 | SURPRISE, KILL, VANISH BY ANNIE JACOBSEN | Chevaliers Books – Los Angeles

▶️ May 30 | Red Lipstick: Power, passion, and timeless appeal with Rachel Felder at The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles click here

▶️ May 30 | Happy Birthday Walt Whitman at UCLA | click here

Whitmanic merriment, poetry pop-ups, open mic and book giveaways around the UCLA campus. For more information email us at whitmania2019@gmail.com.


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 | 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 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

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

▶️ 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 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 21 – Smart Summer Reads | Creating Conversations, Redondo Beach. click here for more.

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


August 2019

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

▶️ 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 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

Sat, June 13, 2020

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


BOUCHERCON 2020: OCTOBER 15-18 in Sacramento

https://www.bouchercon2020.org