Words & Ideas



TODAY

Jessica Lange The actor and photographer will present and sign her new book, "50 Photographs." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 2 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Rhapsodomancy Reading Series This installment of the reading series will include authors Trebor Healey, Jillian Lauren, Jerry Pyle and Lavonne Caesar. www.rhapsodomancy.org. Good Luck Bar, 1514 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz. 7 p.m. $3.

MONDAY

Wally Lamb The author will read and sign his latest, "The Hour I First Believed." Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

TUESDAY

Name That Tune with Josh Kun and Leonard Nimoy Kun, co-author of "And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Our Vinyl: The Jewish Past as Told by the Records We Have Loved and Lost," will discuss and sign his new book with Nimoy. Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Building G1, Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. RSVP to rachel.monas@smmoa.org. (310) 586-6488, Ext.119.

THURSDAY

Feral House Winter Solstice Celebration Celebrate the darkest day of the year (early) with iconoclast small presses Feral House and Process. In addition to a launch for Stephen J. Gertz's "Dope Menace," several other authors with books out on the imprint will be in attendance, and there will be special holiday discounts on books. La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 666-7667.

Robert Wagner The actor will present and sign his new memoir, "Pieces of My Heart: A Life." Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.

FRIDAY

'Frezno' Book Release Party Author Tony Stamolis will be on hand to sign copies of his new photo book, documenting the teenage wasteland brewing in Central California. Stories, 1716 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Free. (213) 413-3733.