A sort of Da Vinci Code of book lovers, this story of a heretofore undiscovered Shakespeare manuscript is exciting, smart, and good-humored. As much as I liked the thrilling hunt, the passages about the antiquarian book trade were my favorites.
Join us as we celebrate the premiere of Los Angeles' new quarterly literary magazine, Slake! Founded by former LA Weekly editors Joe
Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa, Slake proves that print isn't dead by offering a beautiful, collectible volume of art, writing, and photography. Some of LA's finest authors and artists are included in the first issue, and five of them will be here to help us launch it: Jervey Tervalon, Michelle Huneven, Jerry Stahl, Jonathan Gold, and Erica Zora Wrightson will all be speaking about their contributions.