Nobody Reads in L.A.: A Book Club for Nightclubbers

— by Caroline on Crack

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For one night trade PBRs for paperbacks as L.A.’s “original alternative book club,” Nobody Reads in L.A., reconvenes for its fall opener this Wednesday at Casey’s Irish Bar & Grill in downtown. For the next six months the book club will focus on edgy tomes that became edgy movies. No doubt to 1) appeal to urban readers and 2) make it easier for those who don’t own a library card or normally crack open a book (me!) to follow along.

First up on the agenda is Barry Gifford’s Wild at Heart. It wasn’t my favorite David Lynch movie but apparently it’s a quick and interesting read with “murder, mayhem and make-out…A LOT OF MAKE-OUT,” (NRLA’s Myspace).

So pull up a chair at one of the many large tables in Casey’s bar and grab a cocktail as you follow the wild adventures of star-crossed lovers Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune.

Westsiders, note: If downtown is too far for you, a Westside meeting will take place at Red Rock on Sunset Boulevard on Thursday, October 25 from 7 to 9pm.

And if you like what you read, on November 3, join author Barry Gifford at an exclusive “drink, dine, discuss” where you will get to Q&A him before you screen the movie. Email Nico Bella at info @ to purchase a seat at the table.

You can purchase your copy of the book at NRLA’s patron book store (and my former employer), Book Soup.

Upcoming books (keep an eye on MySpace site for more details in the future):

EVENT: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 from 7pm to 9pm

Casey’s Irish Bar & Grill
613 S Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90017 (map)
(213) 629-8353