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WEDNESDAY, 11/14: HOLLYWOOD VS. THE AUTHOR 7:30PM Editor Stephen Jay Schwartz and contributors from the collection will talk about their experiences in translating their work from book to film and dealing with Hollywood as novel writers. Pre-buy the book right here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hollywood-vs-the-author-tickets-52341880975 It’s no secret that authors have a love-hate relationship with Hollywood. The oft-repeated cliché that “the book was better than the movie” holds true for more reasons than the average reader will ever know. When asked about selling their book rights to Hollywood authors like to joke that they drive their manuscripts to the border of Arizona and California and toss them over the fence, driving back the way they came at breakneck speed. This is probably because Hollywood just doesn’t “get it.” Its vision for the film or TV series rarely seems to match the vision of the author. And for those rare individuals who’ve had the fortune of sitting across the desk from one of the myriad, interchangeable development execs praising the brilliance of their work while ticking off a never-ending list of notes for the rewrite, the pros of pitching their work to Hollywood rarely outweigh the cons. Stephen Jay Schwartz has sat on both sides of that desk―first as the Director of Development for film director Wolfgang Petersen, then as a screenwriter and author pitching his work to the film and television industry. He’s seen all sides of what is known in this small community as “Development Hell.” The process is both amusing and heartbreaking. Most authors whose work contains a modicum of commercial potential eventually find themselves in “the room” taking a shot at seeing their creations re-visualized by agents, producers or development executives. What they often discover is that their audience is younger and less worldly as themselves. What passes for “story notes” is often a mishmash of vaguely connected ideas intended to put the producer’s personal stamp on the project. Check out our website LASTBOOKSTORELA.COM for more information on this event!
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🎫🎫GARY CLARK JR // TICKET GIVEAWAY!🎫🎫⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last minute giveaway to see GARY CLARK JR (@garyclarkjr) tonight, NOVEMBER 14TH at The Fonda (@fondatheatre)!⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here's how to enter...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1️⃣. Make sure you're following us (@lastbookstorela) and @goldenvoice on Instagram. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2️⃣. Tag a friend in the comment section below (5 times max, and must be five different names on five different lines!) . 3️⃣. Don't forget to LIKE THIS POST!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That's it! A winner will be selected at random by THIS AFTERNOON (11/14) . We'll contact the winner through Instagram messenger, so be sure to respond right away! (**PLEASE NOTE: If we don't hear back from you within 30 MINUTES, we'll pick another winner.) Annnnd... GO! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . Be sure to check out the lineup for this show and other upcoming shows at The Fonda! https://www.axs.com/series/6281/gary-clark-jr-at-the-fonda-tickets . #giveaway #garyclarkjr #goldenvoice #thefonda #freetickets #instagramonly #contest #contestgiveaway #contestgram #contests #giveaways
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RIP, Stan Lee! 🖤💔😢#stanlee
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TOMORROW NIGHT! Details below. ⬇️ #Repost @waynesbarton ・・・ Want a free ticket / book to the launch event of PEACH at @lastbookstorela tomorrow night? — #breakingbad star @thecharlesbaker will be performing an original acoustic set at the event hosted by ZAS Book Club. Both Charles and I will be signing copies of the book. Head on over to @zasbookclub page, who are holding the giveaway #losangeleseventplanner #authorsofinstagram #bookreview #booklover #newbook #bookrelease #LAbooks #laevents #DTLA #bookish #bookobsessed #bookclubs #bookevents #paperbacks #reviewcopy #idaho #losangeles #litfic #bookbuzz #indiepub #LAbookclub #dtlaevents #thelastbookstore #lastbookstoreLA
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Guys- if you don’t know by now that we're going to be open TODAY (10AM - 10PM), then we’ve got bigger probs! We have been for the last 7 years! (Yes, forreal.) No need to call us - just come on down! 👍
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SUNDAY, 11/11: ARCHENEMIES WITH MARISSA MEYER 7PM The Last Bookstore is pleased to welcome New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer to the store to celebrate the release of the highly-anticipated second installment in her Renegades trilogy, Archenemies. Pre-buy the book right here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/archenemies-with-marissa-meyer-tickets-48511113045 NOTE: Your ticket includes – and is the exact price of – the book! Ticket is not required for attendance, BUT in the case of a sell-out, ticket-holders will be admitted first. Only one ticket is necessary per family. Any books signed must be purchased at the event. The Renegades Trilogy continues, in this fiercely awaited second installment after the New York Times-bestselling Renegades by Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles. Time is running out. Together, they can save the world. But they each other’s worst nightmare. In Renegades, Nova and Adrian (aka Insomnia and Sketch) fought the battle of their lives against the Anarchist known as the Detonator. It was a short-lived victory. The Anarchists still have a secret weapon, one that Nova believes will protect her. The Renegades also have a strategy for overpowering the Anarchists, but both Nova and Adrian understand that it could mean the end of Gatlon City – and the world – as they know it. Marissa Meyer’s first book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. Marissa lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their three cats.
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Last Bookstore followers, check out this amazing BOGO deal from our friends @LAPHIL! . . DANIEL BARENBOIM conducts the WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA // Buy two tickets for the price of one with code DIVAN. *Please note: This offer is only valid for the Sunday, November 11th performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall. . Be sure to use THIS LINK!⬇️ http://bit.ly/WEDO_LastBookstore . 🎶🎵🎶🎵🎶🎵🎶🎵🎶🎵🎶🎵🎶🎵🎶🎵 P R O G R A M STRAUSS : Don Quixote Intermission TCHAIKOVSKY : Symphony No. 5 A R T I S T S West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Daniel Barenboim conductor Kian Soltani cello Miriam Manasherov viola ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE: One of the wonders of the world, Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra brings together young musicians from Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Spain to make music at the highest level. Pre-Concert Talk: Upbeat Live With Derrick Spiva Jr. – 6:30pm Enhance your concert experience with a pre-concert talk starting at 6:30pm. Upbeat Live provides historical and cultural context for many concerts, featuring engaging speakers, audio examples, and special guests. These events are free to ticket holders and are held in BP Hall, on the second floor, accessible after your ticket is scanned.
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🎫🎫Win a pair of tickets to see GREENSKY BLUEGRASS (@greenskybluegrass) for Saturday, 11/10 at The El Rey Theatre (@elreytheatre)!🎫🎫 .⠀ .⠀ Here's how to enter...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1️⃣ Make sure you're following us (@lastbookstorela) and @goldenvoice on Instagram ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀ 2️⃣ Tag a friend in the comment section below (5 times max, and must be five different names on five different lines!)⠀ .⠀ 3️⃣ Don't forget to LIKE THIS POST!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀ ⠀ That's it! A winner will be selected at random TOMORROW EVENING (11/09). We'll contact the winner through Instagram messenger, so be sure to respond right away! (**PLEASE NOTE: If we don't hear back from you within 30 MINUTES, we'll pick another winner. SERIOUSLY.) Annnnd... GO! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀ Be sure to check out the lineup for this show and other upcoming Goldenvoice shows at The El Rey!⠀ .⠀ https://www.axs.com/events/356339/greensky-bluegrass-tickets . #giveaway #greenskybluegrass #goldenvoice #elrey #freetickets #music #instagramonly #contest #contestgram #contestgiveaway #contests #giveaways
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ART WALK is tonight! If you're dropping by the bookstore, be sure to head up to our Mezzanine level to check out what's new from our friends at the Spring Arts Collective. Don't forget to say hi to Liz! #Repost @lizhuston ・・・ I’m so grateful to @downtownartwalk for all they do and have done to support artists here in LA, and am honored to have my art on the cover of this month’s map! Thank you so much to the hardworking staff of Artwalk! So come on down for this DTLA Artwalk tonight! My shoppe will be open until 9pm and The Art of The Dreamkeepers Tarot is still up in the Spring Arts Collective gallery, located inside The Last Bookstore! See you tonight! #lizhuston #lizhustonart #dtlaartwalk #artwalkdtla #historiccore #dtla #theartlife #thelastbookstore #secondthursday
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TUESDAY, 11/13: PEACH WITH WAYNE BARTON 7:30PM The Last Bookstore is pleased to present Wayne Barton for the book launch of Peach, his first work of literary fiction. . . In the vein of favorites such as Nick Hornby, David Nicholls, and Rachel Joyce, Peach is a book with broad appeal to all ages. Readers who enjoy introspective narratives that focus on realistic and multi-layered characters and complex emotions will be at home with Peach. . . Reviewed as an “emotional chokehold of dramatic, introspective fiction,” Peach has also been described as Almost Famous meets Lost in Translation meets Before Sunset. It is an ambitious attempt at establishing mumblecore as a genuine sub-genre of literary fiction, exploring existential themes through transient connections and relationships. Pre-buy the book – even reserve a seat – right here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peach-with-wayne-barton-tickets-50250644029 Following the untimely passing of a close friend, British songwriter and producer, Freddie Ward, arrives in Bliss, Idaho to work on a comeback album with beloved singer-songwriter, Hal Granger. Adrift and bereft, Freddie is looking to gain a sense of perspective after a series of bad decisions—decisions that cost him his relationship and life as he knows it. However, almost as soon as Freddie arrives in Idaho, Hal drops an unexpected and devastating bombshell. Far from the hustle and bustle of his life in England, out in the stark isolation of the northwestern U.S., with time to think, to reflect, Freddie slowly begins to rebuild his life, haunted both by the events of the recent past and his reactions to them. Through words of wisdom from Hal and a series of meandering, existential, and profound conversations, Peach explores themes such as love, loss, loyalty, and friendship; second chances and redemption; how to make the most of your time; and, last but not least, the meaning of home. WAYNE BARTON is an author and ghostwriter based in Manchester, England. He has worked with creative artists around the world and has collaborated on a variety of projects. . . Check out our website, LASTBOOKSTORELA.COM for more info on this event!
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YOUNG FATHERS // TICKET GIVEAWAY!🎫🎫⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Win a pair of tickets to see YOUNG FATHERS (@young_fathers) on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH at The Fonda (@fondatheatre)!⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here's how to enter...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1️⃣. Make sure you're following us (@lastbookstorela) and @goldenvoice on Instagram. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2️⃣. Tag a friend in the comment section below (5 times max, and must be five different names on five different lines!) . 3️⃣. Don't forget to LIKE THIS POST!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That's it! A winner will be selected at random by TOMORROW AFTERNOON (11/09) . We'll contact the winner through Instagram messenger, so be sure to respond right away! (**PLEASE NOTE: If we don't hear back from you within 30 MINUTES, we'll pick another winner.) Annnnd... GO! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . Be sure to check out the lineup for this show and other upcoming shows at The Fonda! https://www.axs.com/events/354309/young-fathers-tickets . #giveaway #youngfathers #goldenvoice #thefonda #freetickets #instagramonly #contest #contestgiveaway #contestgram #contests #giveaways
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FACT: People get thirsty. DOUBLE FACT: People are 50% thirstier after reading their favorite book. Stay hydrated, friends! 😉📚🍸 . . RepostBy @thiswasfashion: "1955: “the traveler’s library set,” a duffel bag, and handbag with a matching hat via British Pathe." (via #InstaRepost @AppsKottage)
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