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Open Mic Night Returns to Laguna Beach Books

Wine, cheese and conversation at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, starts off an expanded version of a new open mic experience hosted at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Hosts Michele McCormick and Ed Kaufman invite writers to read their work, three-minute stories, poems or...

Store Hosts Book Award Winner

Tim Wirkus, winner of the 2013 Quarterly West novella contest, will discuss and sign his debut novel, “City of Brick and Shadow,” at 6 p.m. Thursday Jan. 15, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The 31-year-old author lives in Irvine and is working on his doctorate at...

Author and Wise Woman Brings Her Message Here

Grandmother Sharon McErlane, whose books incited an uprising among grandmothers, speaks at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. She is the author of “A Call to Power: The Grandmothers Speak,” and “Our Love is Our Power: Working with the Net of...

Travel Writer’s Exploits Re-examined

A new book by R. Scott Williams about Richard Halliburton, the famous adventurer who completed his dream home in 1938, a modern structure known as Hangover House built on a hillside in Laguna Beach, is about to be released by The History Press. “The Forgotten Adventures of...

Journalist Discusses Novel on Bush Presidency

New York-based author and former Orange County Register journalist Kira Peikoff will be at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, to discuss her second novel, “No Time to Die” at 6 p.m. on Friday Oct. 3. The book was inspired by her experience reporting from the White House...

Looking at the American Dream

Matthew Thomas will discuss his debut novel “We are Not Ourselves” at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Thomas charts the story of the American Century, particularly the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts...

Writer Switches From Clinician to Fiction

As a licensed speech-language pathologist, Pat Jackson-Colando has written thousands of clinical reports and some of them contained fabulous fiction. Now the Irvine resident writes for fun and freedom of expression. She will describe that career turn at a 4 p.m. book signing...

Award Winning Novelist Comes to Laguna

Former actor and television executive Brett Halsey visits Laguna Beach Books, 1200 South Coast Highway, Sunday, Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. to discuss and sign his fourth novel, “A Grave Misunderstanding,” a dark thriller. The event is free.              ...

Authors of Laguna Valentine Find a New Venue

Sally Eastwood and Helen Polins-Jones, the author and illustrator of the recently published “101 Things to Love About Laguna Beach,” will be at the Festival of Arts gift shop from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 to sign copies of their book. Polins-Jones, a watercolorist, will also...

Author Arrives in Laguna Beach

Novelist and Chapman college instructor Richard Bausch will discuss his new book at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. “Before, During, After” is a passionate account of a relationship threatened by secrets, set against the backdrop of national...

Best Selling Novelist Comes to Laguna

New York Times bestselling author Lisa See visitsSunday, July 13, at 4 p.m. for atalk and book signing at the Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach, 286 St. Ann’s Dr. Tickets are $35 and include a wine and cheese reception and a copy of her new book, “China Dolls.” Tickets can...

Laguna Beach Books Hosts Rick Springfield and Other Novelists

Laguna Beach Books hosts musician, actor and author Rick Springfield for a ticketed event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. next Friday, June 20, when he will perform a couple of songs and sign copies of his debut novel “Magnificent Vibration.” Later the same day, the shop will...

Open Mic for Writers Resumes at a New Venue

The former hosts of Dime Stories, local residents Michele McCormick and Ed Kaufman, invite writers to an expanded open mic experience where they can read or perform original, three-minute stories, poems or songs Sunday, June 8.The readings will take place at Laguna Beach Books,...

Award Winning Author Makes Her Case

New York Times best selling novelist Mona Simpson signs her new novel, “Casebook” at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 South Coast Highway, Sunday, May 25, at 4 p.m. The author is on the faculty at UCLA and teaches at Bard College.

Freshman Novelist Comes to Laguna

Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, welcomes Michelle Gable, first time author of the novel “The Paris Apartment” on Sunday, May 18, at 4 p.m. Free.