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A Bookstore and Author Event Business

Creating Conversations is a bookstore and author event business dedicated to keeping the value of reading, learning and sharing books in our communities. Even in this digital world, we believe that books and authors continue to educate, inform, and entertain us in important and invaluable ways.

Let’s start the conversation … and work together to create meaningful programming in your community.

January 2018: Authors and Illustrators Night at Lowell Elementary

Lowell Elementary School is one of Creating Conversations’ most valued school partners. For a second year, Creating Conversations secured the authors and illustrators for their fabulous annual Authors and Illustrators’ Night for approximately 150 attendees. The school welcomes six children’s book authors and illustrators to each facilitate an interactive hands-on workshop for a group of 20-30 children grades K-5, together with their parents. It is an evening of storytelling, writing, and drawing that encourages creativity and imagination by exposing students to professional authors and illustrators. This year’s slate of authors did not disappoint.

On Friday, January 19, Lowell hosted the following authors and illustrators and their most recent titles:

          Judd Winick, author and illustrator of the Hi-Lo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth series

          Janet Tashjian, author of the My Life as a Book series and the Sticker Girl series

          Jonathan Stokes, author of the Addison Cooke series and The Thrifty Guide Handbooks for Time Travelers series

          Bethany Barton, author and illustrator of Give Bees a Chance and I'm Trying to Love Spiders

          Lisa Desimini, author and illustrator of The Fleatastics

          CC Rechsteiner, author of Apollo in Colorland and Apollo With His Friends in Colorland

Creating Conversations partners with schools in the greater Los Angeles area to promote literacy, expand access to new books, and introduce students to professional authors whose work compliments school curriculum and inspires students to read, write and create. Contact us for assistance in program design support, securing authors, or selling books at an event at your school!


February 2018: Valentine Gifts for Your Favorite Book Lover

Let Creating Conversations help you shower the book-loving Valentine in your life!

Our Redondo Beach store features our latest picks, includingThe Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, When by Daniel Pink, and *signed* copies of Terry's favorite book so far this year: Matt Haig's How to Stop Time from Matt's visit to our store the day after publication!

If your Valentine is a collector of signed first editions, pick him or her up a copy of the latest from Pierce Brown (Iron Gold), Scott Turow (Testimony), Bill Nye (Everything All at Once), and many more.

And don't forget to peruse some of our non-book items, including candles designed for booklovers by Frostbeard studios, greeting cards, and tote bags. 

Stop by the store Monday through Friday from 10am-4pm or schedule an appointment at (310) 542-6000 and let us help you find the perfect gift for your Valentine.