November 20, 2023
By: Samantha Molina
This one goes out to all our fellow bookworms – especially those in Los Angeles.
Since Logue Social founder Morgan Messing and I completed our bachelor’s degrees in English
this May, we’ve missed our book-based seminars and lectures. That’s how we found ourselves
turning to a hybrid: book talks.
When mentioning book talks to anyone our age, they often ask how BookTok – the book side of
TikTok – created a physical location. Although BookTok has yet to manifest a real-life venue
(wishful thinking, we know), book talks are a close second.
If you’re wondering what a book talk is, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Book talks are
events wherein authors discuss their latest work, share a reading, and answer questions from
audience members. Typically, bookstores host them.
While we aren’t the first to discover book talks, we have discovered how overlooked they often
are. That’s why we want to do our part in sharing a few of our favorite stores offering book talks
in Los Angeles.
No matter which bookstore you gravitate towards, we hope you’ll love their book talks as much
as we do. Oh, and one more thing: bring a friend. It doesn’t get much better than a good book, a
good author, a good friend, and maybe even a good meal afterward!