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We are a general bookstore serving historic Los Angeles neighborhoods as Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, and Echo Park. Our eclectic clientele, including many local artists, musicians, writers, and scholars, challenges us to provide the cutting edge of culture including the best in literary fiction, books on music, art, film and theater, Los Angeles regional culture and history, graphic literature, children’s books, political theory and more.

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We are a general bookstore serving historic Los Angeles neighborhoods as Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, and Echo Park. Our eclectic clientele, including many local artists, musicians, writers, and scholars, challenges us to provide the cutting edge of culture including the best in literary fiction, books on music, art, film and theater, Los Angeles regional culture and history, graphic literature, children’s books, political theory and more.

    SKYLIT: Nana-Ama Danquah, "ACCRA NOIR" w/ Anniwaa Buachie

    SKYLIT: Nana-Ama Danquah, "ACCRA NOIR" w/ Anniwaa Buachie

    Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies (launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir) with Accra Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city.
    Accra is the perfect setting for noir fiction. The telling of such tales--ones involving or suggesting death, with a protagonist who is flawed or devious, driven by either a self-serving motive or one of the seven deadly sins--is woven into the fabric of the city's everyday life...
    Accra is more than just a capital city. It is a microcosm of Ghana. It is a virtual map of the nation's soul, a complex geographical display of its indigenous presence, the colonial imposition, declarations of freedom, followed by coups d' tat, decades of dictatorship, and then, finally, a steady march forward into a promising future...
    Much like Accra, these stories are not always what they seem. The contributors who penned them know too well how to spin a story into a web...It is an honor and a pleasure to share them and all they reveal about Accra, a city of allegories, one of the most dynamic and diverse places in the world.
    Editor and Contributor Nana-Ama Danquah is in conversation with actress, filmmaker, and writer Anniwaa Buachie.
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    Produced by Maddie Gobbo & Michael Kowaleski
    Theme: "I Love All My Friends," a new, unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.
    Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.

    • 1h 29 min
    SKYLIT: Tauno Biltsted, "THE ANATOMIST'S TALE" & Caitlin Chung, "SHIP OF FATES"

    SKYLIT: Tauno Biltsted, "THE ANATOMIST'S TALE" & Caitlin Chung, "SHIP OF FATES"

    Tauno Biltsted
    Born into abject poverty in the British Empire, our narrator aspires to a better life as a ship’s surgeon—until a tyrannical captain provokes a mutiny, forcing him into a life of piracy and eventually to a tropical commune of maroons called New Madagascar.
    Told through a series of confessions to those who visit the narrator during his imprisonment at Marshalsea, Tauno Biltsted's The Anatomist's Tale relates one man’s brush with the heady freedom of outlaws—and the price of returning to “civilization.”
    Caitlin Chung
    In the gridlocked harbor of San Francisco's Barbary Coast, a ship hung with red paper lanterns draws crowds eager to gamble and drink. Aboard this red-lit ship, the fates of two young women will be altered irrevocably—and tied forever to that of an ancient lighthouse keeper who longs to be free.
    Set against the backdrop of Gold Rush–era San Francisco's Chinese immigrant community, Ship of Fates is a coming-of-age fairy tale that stretches across generations.
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    Produced by Maddie Gobbo & Michael Kowaleski
    Theme: "I Love All My Friends," a new, unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.
    Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.

    • 58 min
    SKYLIT: Farrah Alexander, "RAISING THE RESISTANCE"

    SKYLIT: Farrah Alexander, "RAISING THE RESISTANCE"

    Acknowledging the dual role of mother and citizen, Scary Mommy writer and mom Farrah Alexander, provides empowerment and guidance for the modern progressive mother.
    On the intersection of feminism and motherhood.Mothers are a force to be reckoned with. And after the Women's March and midterm elections, moms have surely secured their spot in today's feminist movement. But for those who aren't ready to make a bid for the presidency, the way forward can seem daunting and unclear. Whether it's correcting a misinformed family member about gender equality or running for political office, this bold and accessible primer presents active parents with different types of activism they can incorporate into their parenting, no matter how big or small.
    When active parents support the feminist movement. With practical guidance, political commentary, and inspiration, this feminist manifesto for moms tackles problems from political representation to sexual misconduct. It doesn't just validate present-day feminist frustration, it also offers practical ways to channel it into solutions. Most importantly, it proves that by planting seeds of empathy and political awareness in their children, moms can raise their children to be change-makers. They can raise the resistance.
    If you enjoyed books like Good and Mad, Unladylike, and Fight Like a Mother, then you'll love Raising the Resistance.
    Alexander is in conversation with Skylight's own Kelsey Nolan.
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    Produced by Maddie Gobbo & Michael Kowaleski
    Theme: "I Love All My Friends," a new, unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.
    Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.

    • 31 min
    SKYLIT: Daniel Brook, "THE ACCIDENT OF COLOR" w/ Erin Aubry Kaplan & Guenveur Smith

    SKYLIT: Daniel Brook, "THE ACCIDENT OF COLOR" w/ Erin Aubry Kaplan & Guenveur Smith

    In The Accident of Color, Daniel Brook journeys to nineteenth-century New Orleans and Charleston and introduces us to cosmopolitan residents who elude the racial categories the rest of America takes for granted. Before the Civil War, these free, openly mixed-race urbanites enjoyed some rights of citizenship and the privileges of wealth and social status. But after Emancipation, as former slaves move to assert their rights, the black-white binary that rules the rest of the nation begins to intrude. During Reconstruction, a movement arises as mixed-race elites make common cause with the formerly enslaved and allies at the fringes of whiteness in a bid to achieve political and social equality for all.
    In some areas, this coalition proved remarkably successful. Activists peacefully integrated the streetcars of Charleston and New Orleans for decades and, for a time, even the New Orleans public schools and the University of South Carolina were educating students of all backgrounds side by side. Tragically, the achievements of this movement were ultimately swept away by a violent political backlash and expunged from the history books, culminating in the Jim Crow laws that would legalize segregation for a half century and usher in the binary racial regime that rules us to this day.
    Brook is in conversation with journalist Erin Aubry Kaplan and actor/director/writer Roger Guenveur Smith.
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    Produced by Maddie Gobbo & Michael Kowaleski
    Theme: "I Love All My Friends," a new, unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.
    Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.
     

    • 47 min
    SKYLIT: Frederick Kaufman, "THE MONEY PLOT" w/ Indrani Sen

    SKYLIT: Frederick Kaufman, "THE MONEY PLOT" w/ Indrani Sen

    Frederick Kaufman tackles the complex history of money, beginning with the earliest myths and wrapping up with Wall Street’s byzantine present-day doings. Along the way, he exposes a set of allegorical plots, stock characters, and stereotypical metaphors that have long been linked with money and commercial culture, from Melanesian trading rituals to the dogma of Medieval churchmen faced with global commerce, the rationales of Mercantilism and colonial expansion, and the U.S. dollar’s 1971 unpinning from gold. The Money Plot offers a tool to see through the haze of modern banking and finance, demonstrating that the standard reasons given for economic inequality—the Neoliberal gospel of market forces—are, like dollars, euros, and yuan, contingent upon structures people have designed. It shines a light on the one percent’s efforts to contain a money culture that benefits them within boundaries they themselves are increasingly setting. And Kaufman warns that if we cannot recognize what is going on, we run the risk of becoming pawns and shells ourselves, of becoming characters in someone else’s plot, of becoming other people’s money.
    Kaufman is in conversation with Indrani Sen, editor-in-chief at Forge and editorial director at Medium.
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    Produced by Maddie Gobbo & Michael Kowaleski
    Theme: "I Love All My Friends," a new, unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.
    Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.

    • 32 min
    SKYLIT: Riva Lehrer, "GOLEM GIRL: A MEMOIR" w/ Terry Myers

    SKYLIT: Riva Lehrer, "GOLEM GIRL: A MEMOIR" w/ Terry Myers

    What do we sacrifice in the pursuit of normalcy? And what becomes possible when we embrace monstrosity? Can we envision a world that sees impossible creatures?
    In 1958, amongst the children born with spina bifida is Riva Lehrer. At the time, most such children are not expected to survive. Her parents and doctors are determined to fix her, sending the message over and over again that she is broken. That she will never have a job, a romantic relationship, or an independent life. Enduring countless medical interventions, Riva tries her best to be a good girl and a good patient in the quest to be cured.
    Everything changes when, as an adult, Riva is invited to join a group of artists, writers, and performers who are building Disability Culture. Their work is daring, edgy, funny, and dark--it rejects tropes that define disabled people as pathetic, frightening, or worthless. They insist that disability is an opportunity for creativity and resistance. Emboldened, Riva asks if she can paint their portraits--inventing an intimate and collaborative process that will transform the way she sees herself, others, and the world. Each portrait story begins to transform the myths she's been told her whole life about her body, her sexuality, and other measures of normal.
     
    Written with the vivid, cinematic prose of a visual artist, and the love and playfulness that defines all of Riva's work, Golem Girl is an extraordinary story of tenacity and creativity. With the author's magnificent portraits featured throughout, this memoir invites us to stretch ourselves toward a world where bodies flow between all possible forms of what it is to be human.
    Lehrer is in conversation with writer and editor Terry Myers. 
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    Produced by Maddie Gobbo & Michael Kowaleski
    Theme: "I Love All My Friends," a new, unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.
    Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.

    • 1h 9 min

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