PATTI SMITH discusses and signs "JUST KIDS"

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe

Just Kids (Ecco)

Music legend Patti Smith will discuss and sign her new book, Just Kids, the story of Smith's extraordinary relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe. This is Smith's first book of prose.

We're anticipating a pretty big crowd for this event, so here are a few guidelines to keep in mind if you're planning to attend:

Due to time constraints, after her reading Patti will only be signing her books (please leave memorabilia at home). Along those same lines, feel free to take photos from the line, but Patti will not be posing for pictures while signing.

Anyone who'd like to get something signed needs to buy one of Patti Smith's books (like Just Kids!) at our store either in advance of the event or at the event itself.

When you buy your copy, be sure to get one of our nifty numbered and color-coded slips -- this slip will get you a place in the signing line (and the earlier you get yours, the better your place in line!).

If you forget to get a numbered slip when you buy your copy, just come back with your receipt and we'll give you one.

And if you have any questions, just give us a call! We're at (323) 660-1175.


Patti Smith’s seminal album Horses was followed by nine releases, including Radio Ethiopia, Easter, Dream of Life, Gone Again and Trampin’. Her artwork was first exhibited at Gotham Book Mart in 1973, and she has been associated with the Robert Miller Gallery since 1978. Strange Messenger, a retrospective of three hundred works, made its debut at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and has been exhibited worldwide. Her books include Witt, Babel, Woolgathering, The Coral Sea, and Patti Smith Complete 1975 - 2006. In 2005, she received the Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the highest grade awarded by the French Republic to eminent artists and writers who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts throughout the world.

Event date: 
Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Avenue
90027 Los Angeles
Just Kids Cover Image
ISBN: 9780066211312
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Ecco Press - January 1st, 2010

Smith's evocative, honest, and moving coming-of-age story
reveals her extraordinary relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. Part
romance, part elegy, "Just Kids" is about friendship in the truest sense, and
the artist's calling.