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BEST OF 2021: VIRTUAL EVENTS & PODCASTS

The year is ending and it's time to CELEBRATE! Your friendly Skylight Booksellers have assembled this list of our favorite virtual events, children's virtual events, and podcasts this year, all available for you to watch and listen to, ABSOLUTELY FREE! 

To watch a virtual event recording, click the link below to access the replay on Crowdcast.

To listen to a podcast, click the link for each individual episode, or check out our Spotify playlist for the full roundup.

You can shop all our featured Best Of titles right here at the bottom of this page!

We couldn't do any of this without you, the readers & writers who keep our store and our literary conversation going. Pour yourself a mug of something steamy, queue up a pod or two to pass those long winter nights, and we'll see you in 2022! 

Love,

The Skylight Books Events Team

 

BEST OF 2021 VIRTUAL EVENTS:

Ryka Aoki and Sarah Gailey, LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein with Charles Yu, THE DISORDERED COSMOS

Anna North with Charles Yu, OUTLAWED

Sam Cohen with Nikki Darling, SARAHLAND 

Michael Deforge with Sadie Dupuis, HEAVEN NO HELL 

Rosecrans Baldwin with Charles Yu, EVERYTHING NOW 

Danielle Henderson with Anne Friedman, THE UGLY CRY 

Richard Lange with Jonathan Ames, ROVERS 

Miranda Tacchia with Aminder Dhaliwal, UNIMPRESSED 

Yrsa Daley-Ward with Mimi Zhu, THE HOW 

Aurielle Marie with Morgan Parker, GUMBO YA YA 

Dennis Cooper with Rachel Kushner, I WISHED 

Aminder Dhaliwal with Maia Kobabe, CYCLOPEDIA EXOTICA 

Kiese Laymon + Brandon Taylor + Aisha Sabatini Sloan + Dana Johnson, LONG DIVISION

Brandon Taylor, FILTHY ANIMALS in conversation with Katie Kitamura, INTIMACIES 

 

BEST OF 2021 PODCASTS:

Susanna Newbury + Cole Akers, THE SPECULATIVE CITY

Emma Ramadan, IN CONCRETE

Shy Watson, HORROR VACUI

Andrea Abi-Karam + Kay Gabriel, WE WANT IT ALL

Bryan Washington, MEMORIAL

Di Lebowitz, THE MARKS LEFT ON HER

Jonathan Ames, A MAN NAMED DOLL

Ramy Youssef

Annie Connole + Yumi Sakugawa, THE SPRING

Daniel Oppenheimer, FAR FROM RESPECTABLE 

Dahlia Schweitzer, HAUNTED HOMES

Mansoor Adayfi + Antonio Aiello, DON'T FORGET US HERE 

Janice Lee + Gabrielle Civil, IMAGINE A DEATH + (GHOST GESTURES) 

Maria Amparo Escandon, L.A. WEATHER 

Darrel J. McLeod, PEYAKOW

 

 

 

BEST OF 2021 CHILDREN'S EVENTS WITH THE LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY and PUNK ROCK MARTHAS!

Shing Yin Khor, THE LEGEND OF AUNTIE PO

Alina Chau, MARSHMALLOW & JORDAN

Tracey Baptiste, AFRICAN ICONS

JaNay Brown Wood, AMARA'S FARM

Kate Samworth, GRAND ISLE

Yuyi Morales, BRIGHT STAR / LUCERO

Jen Wang, STARGAZING

K-Fai Steele, ALL EYES ON OZZY 

Divya Srinivasan, WHAT I AM 

Meeg Pincus, OCEAN SOUP

Natalie Portman, NATALIE PORTMAN'S FABLES 

 

SHOP OUR BEST OF 2021 SELECTIONS BELOW:

Light From Uncommon Stars Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250789068
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - September 28th, 2021

The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541724709
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bold Type Books - March 9th, 2021

Outlawed Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635575422
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 5th, 2021

Sarahland Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781538735060
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 9th, 2021

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Heaven No Hell Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770464353
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - March 23rd, 2021

Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374150426
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: MCD - June 15th, 2021

The Ugly Cry: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525559351
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - June 8th, 2021

Rovers Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316541961
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mulholland Books - July 27th, 2021

Unimpressed Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781683964698
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Fantagraphics - October 26th, 2021

The How: Notes on the Great Work of Meeting Yourself Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143135609
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - November 2nd, 2021

Gumbo Ya Ya: Poems (Pitt Poetry Series) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780822966661
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - September 21st, 2021

I Wished Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781641293044
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Press - September 14th, 2021

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Cyclopedia Exotica Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770464377
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - May 11th, 2021

Long Division: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982174828
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Scribner - June 1st, 2021

Filthy Animals Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525538912
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - June 22nd, 2021

Intimacies: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399576164
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - July 20th, 2021

The Speculative City: Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781517903183
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - April 20th, 2021

In Concrete Cover Image
By Anne Garréta, Emma Ramadan (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781646050550
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - May 11th, 2021

Horror Vacui: Poems and Other Writings Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9798574700280
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Independently Published - January 4th, 2021

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We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics Cover Image
By Andrea Abi-Karam (Editor), Kay Gabriel (Editor)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781643620336
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nightboat Books - November 24th, 2020

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Memorial: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593087282
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - October 26th, 2021

The Marks Left on Her Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781913872007
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Not Avail - May 18th, 2021

A Man Named Doll Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316703659
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mulholland Books - April 20th, 2021

The Spring Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781634050180
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chin Music - May 11th, 2021

Far From Respectable: Dave Hickey and His Art Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781477320150
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Texas Press - June 1st, 2021

Haunted Homes (Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781978807730
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rutgers University Press - June 18th, 2021

Don't Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantanamo Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780306923869
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Published: Hachette Books - August 17th, 2021

Imagine a Death: a novel (Innovative Prose) Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781680032550
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Texas Review Press - October 4th, 2021

( Ghost Gestures ) Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781938900389
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gold Line Press - June 1st, 2021

L.A. Weather: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250802569
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - September 7th, 2021

Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313973
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - August 10th, 2021

The Legend of Auntie Po Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780525554882
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kokila - June 15th, 2021

Marshmallow & Jordan Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781250300607
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - October 26th, 2021

African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781616209001
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

Amara's Farm Cover Image
By Janay Brown-Wood, Samara Hardy (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781682631652
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - September 1st, 2021

Grand Isle Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781617759765
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Black Sheep - September 7th, 2021

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Bright Star Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443284
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 7th, 2021

Stargazing Cover Image
By Jen Wang, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250183880
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - September 10th, 2019

All Eyes on Ozzy! Cover Image
By K-Fai Steele, K-Fai Steele (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062748584
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 5th, 2021

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What I Am Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593204016
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 3rd, 2021

Ocean Soup: A Recipe for You, Me, and a Cleaner Sea Cover Image
By Meeg Pincus, Lucy Semple (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534111189
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 15th, 2021

Natalie Portman's Fables Cover Image
By Natalie Portman, Janna Mattia (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250246868
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 20th, 2020