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THE HANDSELL: Lucy Yu, YU AND ME BOOKS

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, Handsell, asian-american by skylightbooks on April 1st, 2022
Join us for this special conversation with Lucy Yu, owner and founder of Yu and Me Books in Manhattan's Chinatown, as she discusses being the first female Asian-American bookstore owner in NYC and the rise in anti-Asian hate.
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Produced by Natalie Freeman, Lance Morgan, & Michael Kowaleski.

Theme: "I Love All My Friends," an unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.

Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.




THE HANDSELL: Jess Williamson

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, music, Handsell by skylightbooks on March 18th, 2022
Join us for a conversation with singer-songwriter Jess Williamson about her experience selling books, her transition to Los Angeles from Texas, and her upcoming tour with Jose Gonzalez!
 
Listen to her music here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/784kOgkd1H6jU4KgPMYHi9?si=S-OZBkvdTgKQfg10hM0cVw
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Produced by Natalie Freeman, Lance Morgan, & Michael Kowaleski.

Theme: "I Love All My Friends," an unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.

Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.




THE HANDSELL: Harriet’s Bookshop w/ Jeannine Cook

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, Handsell, BIPOC by skylightbooks on February 4th, 2022
Join Skylight's Lance Morgan for his conversation with Jeannine Cook of Harriet's Bookshop in Philadelphia! They discuss how the store's namesake influences the shop's ethos, the long wait for reparations, and much more. You don't want to miss it.
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Produced by Natalie Freeman, Lance Morgan, & Michael Kowaleski.

Theme: "I Love All My Friends," an unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.

Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.




HANDSELL: Christine Bollow, ABA

Posted in literature, skylight books, los angeles, book stores, Handsell by skylightbooks on January 7th, 2022
Skylight's own Lance Morgan is joined on the first Handsell of the year by Christine Bollow, the Programs and Marketing Manager for Loyalty Bookstores and a Bookstagrammer @readingismagical. She serves on the ABA's Bookseller Advisory Committee and is a contributor for the Feminist Book Club Podcast. Christine's book recommendations have been featured in Buzzfeed Books and Elle.com and she was highlighted by Books Forward as one of 10 Bookstagrammers to Follow for Asian & Pacific American Heritage Month.
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Produced by Natalie Freeman, Lance Morgan, & Michael Kowaleski.

Theme: "I Love All My Friends," an unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.

Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.




Handsell, Ep. 20: “Kelsey Norris/Libro.fm”

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, Handsell by skylightbooks on July 6th, 2021
Join Skylight's Lance Morgan for a conversation with Libro.fm's Content Marketing Manager, Kelsey Norris. The conversation spans from Libro.fm's ongoing partnership with independent bookstores, to the role of audiobooks in lives of readers. You don't want to miss it!
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Produced by Maddie Gobbo, Lance Morgan, & Michael Kowaleski

Theme: "I Love All My Friends," an unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.

Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.




HANDSELL: Ep. 19, Abigail Paxton, “Storyhouse Bookpub” w/ Lance Morgan

Posted in literature, skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, Handsell by skylightbooks on May 10th, 2021

Skylight's Lance Morgan is in conversation with Abigail Paxton, owner of Storyhouse Bookpub in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Produced by Maddie Gobbo, Lance Morgan, & Michael Kowaleski

Theme: "I Love All My Friends," an unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.

Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.




Handsell, Ep. 18: Bookstaggramming w/ Lauren Fanella

Posted in literature, skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, Handsell by skylightbooks on April 19th, 2021
Skylight's own Lance Morgan talks to "book influencer" Lauren Fanella (@literarylauren_) about the intersection of literature and social media.
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Produced by Maddie Gobbo, Lance Morgan, & Michael Kowaleski

Theme: "I Love All My Friends," an unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.

Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.




Handsell, Ep. 17: “Dynasty Typewriter”

Posted in literature, skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, fiction, Film, nonfiction, film/tv, Handsell by skylightbooks on October 11th, 2020

Mick and Maddie have a spook szn reunion to talk about Halloween costumes and Skylight's new Indiegogo campaign with Punk Rock Martha's! Then, Maddie sits down with the folks at Hayworth Theater's Dynasty Typewriter to talk about marketing and events for independent venues. 

Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/la-public-school-virtual-book-fair#/

Dynasty Typewriter: www.dynastytypewriter.com

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Produced by Maddie Gobbo & Michael Kowaleski

Theme: "I Love All My Friends," a new, unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.

Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.




Handsell, Ep. 16: “Kelsey Nolan”

Posted in literature, skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, Handsell by skylightbooks on October 3rd, 2020

Former events manager Kelsey Nolan is back at Skylight Books, so we had her on the Handsell to celebrate her return! We hear about her journey into Skylight (and out, and in again), and talk about a little piece of news you may have heard about yesterday.

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Produced by Maddie Gobbo & Michael Kowaleski

Theme: "I Love All My Friends," a new, unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.

Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.




HANDSELL, Ep. 15, “John Evans - Diesel Bookstore”

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, Handsell by skylightbooks on September 27th, 2020

After Maddie and Mick catch up and talk about how nice it is to feel some semblance of the bookstore community, Maddie sits down with John Evans of the Diesel Bookstore to talk about all things bookseller!

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Produced by Maddie Gobbo & Michael Kowaleski

Theme: "I Love All My Friends," a new, unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.

Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.




Handsell, Ep. 13, “Eden Hain of JUNIOR HIGH”

Posted in skylight books, book stores, books, art, Handsell by skylightbooks on July 18th, 2020

In the lucky number 13th episode of the podcast, Mick and Maddie let off a little bit of steam before we head over to her interview with Eden Hain of Junior High Los Angeles, an arts-centered non-profit.




Handsell, Ep. 12, “Chris Pine’s Good Mask and LAPL’s Jennifer Siron”

Posted in , skylight books, book stores, books, Handsell by skylightbooks on July 11th, 2020

Mick and Maddie return to the Handsell after a couple weeks off to talk about the viral Chris Pine photo and use it to remind everyone to WEAR YOUR DAMN MASKS! Then Maddie interviews the Los Angeles Public LIbrary's Jennifer Siron about the legendary Street Fleet! Good ep, good ep.

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Produced by Maddie Gobbo & Michael Kowaleski

Theme: "I Love All My Friends," a new, unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.




Handsell, Ep. 11, “Juneteenth & Lambda Lit’s William Johnson”

Posted in literature, skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, Handsell by skylightbooks on June 20th, 2020

Happy belated Juneteenth everyone! Mick and Maddie are joined by Yves to talk about the holiday and give an update on Skylight's new browsing policy. Later, Maddie interviews Lambda Literary's Deputy Director, William Johnson.

What We're Reading:

Maddie: Luster by Raven Leilani

Mick: Beloved by Toni Morrison

Yves: Whore Foods by L.A. Warman

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Produced by Maddie Gobbo & Michael Kowaleski

Theme: "I Love All My Friends," a new, unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.




Handsell, Ep. 10, “Harry Potter Alternatives & Anji Williams”

Posted in literature, skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, Fantasy, Hardcore/Punk, Handsell by skylightbooks on June 13th, 2020

For the tenth episode of the Handsell, Mick & Maddie talk about an incredibly busy week in the world, including J.K. Rowling's controversial comments. Maddie handsells Ursula K. Le Guin's stellar Earthsea series for people who are looking for a new, more inclusive fantasy series. 

Our main event is a fantastic conversation with Anji Williams, founder of nonprofit Punk Rock Marthas. Don't miss it!

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Produced by Maddie Gobbo & Michael Kowaleski

Theme: "I Love All My Friends," a new, unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.




Handsell, Ep. 9, “In Defense of Black Life”

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, Handsell by skylightbooks on June 6th, 2020

In this episode of the Handsell, Mick and Maddie are joined by series regulars Sydney and Yves, as well as special guest Tamara, to have a fairly raw discussion about police brutality, institutionalized racism, and experiences protesting in Los Angeles. They also discuss the growing calls to defund police departments, what alternatives might look like, and how popular culture has contributed to police attitudes towards their jobs.

We mention a Twitter thread that we posted with a list of actions/organizations to support. Here's the link: 

https://twitter.com/skylightbooks/status/1267197444946710529

Recommended reading for the week:

Sydney - Beloved by Toni Morrison

Maddie - Citizen by Claudia Rankine

Yves - Carceral Capitalism by Jackie Wang

Tamara - Algorithms of Oppression by Safiya Umoja Noble

Mick - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Produced by Maddie Gobbo & Michael Kowaleski

Theme: "I Love All My Friends," a new, unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.





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