Solstice salon

Here it is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, and all I want to do is stay inside to read books. There's plenty of book events happening this weekend so I can have fun in the sun and satisfy my book cravings.

  • Skylight Books hosts "Skylight Salon" this Saturday from 4 PM to 5:30 PM. The bookstore will serve wine and light munchies while staffers will be on hand to introduce works from their favorite small presses. This month's picks come from Feral House Press, AK Press and Europa Editions.
    Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, 90027
  • Taschen Books hosts its annual Warehouse Sale, offering slightly damaged and display copies at reduced prices over three days.
    Get discounts up to 50-75% at both L.A. stores:
    TASCHEN Store Beverly Hills
    354 North Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210, United States
    June 20 - 22, 2008
    Friday, Saturday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    TASCHEN Store Hollywood
    Farmer's Market
    June 20 - 22, 2008
    Friday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
    Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
    Sunday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Pasadena is known for being a bookish town but no one will be reading this weekend as the city refashions itself for World Music Day at the Make Music Pasadena Festival in and around Old Town.

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