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Compiled by Liesl Bradner.

WEDNESDAY

Demi Lovato: The actress will be signing copies of her cover of the January issue of Seventeen magazine. Barnes & Noble, Americana at Brand, 210 Americana Way, Glendale. 6 p.m. Must purchase a copy of Seventeen Magazine January 2012 issue to enter signing line. (818) 545-9146.

THURSDAY

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Henry Rollins & Jeff Garlin: The comedian will join Rollins in conversation, celebrating his new book “Occupants.” Largo, 432 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $30. (323) 852-1073.

Jonathan Lethem: The author discusses his book “The Ecstasy of Influence.” Bookworm, 89.9 KCRW-FM, 2:30 p.m.

Kathryn Kay: The author discusses and signs her novel, “The Glider.” Vromans Bookstore, 3729 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. (626) 449-5320.

Sophie Keller: The actress and Huffington Post contributor will be signing copies of her book “How Happy Is Your Home? 50 Great Tips to Bring More Health, Wealth and Happiness Into Your Home.” Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. 7 p.m. (310) 260-9110.

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FRIDAY

Bethenny Frankel: The reality show star signs her recent self-help book “A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life.” Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. 7 p.m. (310) 260-9110.

Derek Haas: The author discusses and signs his newest thriller, “Dark Men.” Vromans Bookstore, 3729 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. (626) 449-5320.

Harriet Bronson: The first wife of actor Charles Bronson discusses and signs her memoir, “Charlie & Me.” Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free.

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Stephen Blackmoore: The crime writer will be signing his book “City of the Lost.” Mysterious Galaxy, 2810 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. 7:30 p.m. (310) 542-6000.

SATURDAY

Char Margolis: The author will be signing copies of “Love Karma: Use Your Intuition to Find, Create, and Nurture Love in Your Life.” Barnes & Noble, Americana at Brand, 210 Americana Way, Glendale. 2 p.m. (818) 545-9146.

Greg Bear: The sci-fi/fantasy author will be signing copies of his book “Halo: Primordium: Book Two of the Forerunner Saga.” Mysterious Galaxy, 2810 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. 2:30-4 p.m. (310) 542-6000.

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Sara Paretsky: The author discusses and signs “Breakdown.” Vromans Bookstore, 3729 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. 5 p.m. (626) 449-5320.

Sara Pennypacker & Marla Frazee: The author and illustrator present and sign “Clementine and the Family Meeting.” Vromans Bookstore, 3729 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. 11 a.m. (626) 449-5320.

Whitney Strieber: The author will be signing her upcoming book, “Solving the Communion Enigma,” and “Melody Burning.” Dark Delicacies, 3512 West Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 2 p.m. (818) 556-6660.

NEXT SUNDAY

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David Marin: The author discusses and signs “This Is Us: The New All-American Family.” Vromans, 3729 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. 3 p.m.

Jeff Garlin: The actor, comedian and author discusses and signs “Curbing It,” his journey to make over his lifestyle during production of an entire season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Book Soup, 8818 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. 4 p.m. (310) 659-3110.

The New Short Fiction Series: The 16th season begins with Elizabeth E. King reading from “Real Conversations With Imaginary Friends.” The Federal Bar, 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 7 p.m. $10 advance, $15 at the door. (818) 980-2555 or (877) 435-9849.


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