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Smart Summer Reads

We have dates (and authors!) for 2021 Smart Summer Reads (SSR) and we will hold these events in Manhattan Beach.

Sunday, July 11 marks our first 2021 SSR event. These are the authors you will meet:

Joani Elliott

Daryl Wood Gerber

Michelle Richmond

Rebecca Serle

Loren Stephens

Vanessa Veselka

 

Our second 2021 SSR event has been cancelled. These are the authors we were so excited to host:

Yoon Choi

Gary Goldstein

Jeff Hobbs

Alexis Landau

Meredith Westgate

We hope to see all of these authors in-person sometime in th near future!

 

Check out each of the author's latest books on this page. If you would like to order any books, just add them to your shopping cart.

 

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.

Skinship: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593318218
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - August 17th, 2021

Meet Yoon on Sunday, October 24!


The Last Birthday Party Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781735773810
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hadleigh House LLC - August 17th, 2021

Meet Gary on October 24!


Show Them You're Good: Four Boys and the Quest for College Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982116347
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - August 17th, 2021

Meet Jeff on on Sunday, October 24!


Those Who Are Saved Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593190531
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 23rd, 2021

Meet Alexis on on Sunday, October 24!


The Shimmering State: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982156718
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - August 10th, 2021

Meet Meredith on on Sunday, October 24!


The Audacity of Sara Grayson: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781642937824
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Post Hill Press - May 25th, 2021

Meet Joani on Sunday, July 11!


A Glimmer of a Clue (A Fairy Garden Mystery #2) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496726360
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kensington - June 29th, 2021

Meet Daryl  on Sunday, July 11!


The Wonder Test Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802158505
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - July 6th, 2021

Meet Christina on Sunday, July 11!


In Five Years: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982137458
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - March 2nd, 2021

Meet Rebecca on Sunday, July 11!


All Sorrows Can Be Borne Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781644281987
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rare Bird Books - May 11th, 2021

Meet Loren on Sunday, July 11!