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Smart Summer Reads

We have dates for 2019 Smart Summer Reads (SSR)!

Sunday, July 21 marks our first 2019 SSR event. These are the authors you will meet:

Chip Cheek 

S.L. Huang

Kaira Rouda

Deb Spera

Abbi Waxman

Gwendolyn Womack

On Sunday, August 11, we will hold our second 2019 SSR event. These are the authors we have confirmed so far:

Sarah Archer

Yangsze Choo

R.O. Kwon

Jill Orr

Ruchika Tomar

Jessica Yellin

Tickets are on sale now!

To purchase tickets for SSR July 21, click here.

To purchase tickets for SSR August 11, click here.

 

Smart Summer Reads (SSR) is how Ladies, Lunch & Literacy celebrates summer! While finding you the perfect book for your summer vacation or poolside read, we promise you one of the most fun book events of the year!

Smart Summer Reads takes place on one Sunday in July and one Sunday in August in the South Bay of Los Angeles. This is how it works:

  • Six authors are invited to meet you and discuss their latest book.
  • Our meet and greet with our authors and other readers begins at 3:00pm. The bookstore opens at 3:00pm too.
  • Then at 3:15pm the fun begins: Each author will be positioned at one of six stations around the venue.
  • Readers will be assigned a starting point and then move from station to station in 10 minute intervals, giving each author approximately 7 minutes to talk about their book and answer questions.
  • After the "formal" program there is ample opportunity for readers to talk more with each author and get their books signed.
  • The program wraps up around 5pm.

Reservations are required. Check back for more exciting updates about SSR.

The Time Collector: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250169235
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador - April 16th, 2019

Meet Gwendolyn on Sunday, July 21!


Cape May: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250297150
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Celadon Books - April 30th, 2019

Meet Chip on Sunday, July 21!


The Favorite Daughter Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781525835148
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Graydon House - May 21st, 2019

Meet Kaira on Sunday, July 21!


Call Your Daughter Home Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780778307747
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Park Row - June 11th, 2019

Meet Deb on Sunday, July 21!


Null Set: A Cas Russell Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250180308
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tor Books - July 9th, 2019

Meet S.L. on July 21!


The Bookish Life of Nina Hill Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451491879
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Berkley - July 9th, 2019

Meet Abbi on Sunday, July 21!


The Incendiaries: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735213890
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - July 31st, 2018

Meet Reese on Sunday, August 11!


The Ugly Truth: A Riley Ellison Mystery (Riley Ellison Mysteries #3) Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781945551468
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Prospect Park Books - June 18th, 2019

Meet Jill on Sunday, August 11!


The Night Tiger: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250175458
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - February 12th, 2019

Meet Yangsze on Sunday, August 11!


Savage News Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780778308423
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mira Books - April 9th, 2019

Meet Jessica on Sunday, August 11!


The Plus One Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525539179
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 2nd, 2019

Meet Sarah on Sunday, August 11!


A Prayer for Travelers: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525537014
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - July 9th, 2019

Meet Ruchika on Sunday, August 11!