• February 25, 2020 - February 27, 2020 @ 

    25th Annual Writers Symposium by the Sea

    Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Writer’s Symposium by the Sea is an annual event that brings interviews with innovative creators, life stories, examples of great writing, and evocative conversation to PLNU that inspire readers and writers alike. The evening interviews, conducted by symposium founder Dr. Dean Nelson, feature lively conversations about the stories behind the author’s stories. This 25 year anniversary of the program brings Sonia Nazario, Pico Iyer and Alice Walker to our local university's stage.  Join in this Point Loma tradition!  Find out more and purchase tickets here: https://www.pointloma.edu/opportunities/writers-symposium-sea

  • February 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Pico Iyer @ the Writers Symposium/PLNU

    Crill Performance Hall, Ryan Learning Center, 3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    La Playa Books is proud to bea a part of the 25th year of the Writers Symposium by the Sea and support Pico Iyer, author of over a dozen books and essays combining travel, memoir and spirituality, to Crill Performance Hall. For more information and tickets visit pointloma.edu/writers

  • March 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Wine & Conversation Book Club

    Coffee Hub And Cafe, 2907 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Join us in March as we discuss 'Celestial Bodies' by Jokha Alharthi. The Wine Pub provides happy hour specials and we help with the conversation! Pick up the book for 20% off in our store and join us in picking out May's titles. See you then!

  • March 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    New & Noteworthy Book Club

    Banyan Kitchen + Cafe, 2690 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Our Book Club will be discussing 'American Dirt' by Jeanine Cummins. Join us at a new location, the Banyan Kitchen & Cafe, located across from Con Pane in Liberty Station.

  • March 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - March 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

    Left Coast Crime 2020

    San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Dr, San Diego, CA 92108, USA

    We are thrilled to be a part of San Diego's Left Coast Crime Convention! Join us for 4 days in the Book Room with our used and rare books focused on crime, thrillers, mysteries and more!

    "Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, both readers and authors. LCC is held during the first quarter of the year in Western North America. Conventions have been held from Anchorage to El Paso, from Boulder to Hawaii, and various locations in between.

    Left Coast Crime is for fans of the mystery/crime genre: readers, authors, librarians, bloggers, publishers, editors, agents, and booksellers.

    What Happens at a Left Coast Crime Convention?
    Our days are built around panel discussions and other programming on a wide variety of topics designed to allow interaction between readers and writers. There are typically three or four programs to choose from during each time slot. The panels can be humorous or serious, educational or entertaining, and are often a mix of everything.There are signings after each panel slot and a book room.

    Several special events are included in your Left Coast Crime registration: Thursday Opening Reception, Friday Meet the New Authors Breakfast, Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Awards Banquet. Other special events vary by convention.

    Connections between authors and fans are encouraged with activities like Author Speed-Dating, Author-Reader Connections, and Author-Hosted Tables at the Awards Banquet."

    For more information and registration:  http://www.leftcoastcrime.org/2020/

  • March 13, 2020 - March 14, 2020 @ 

    Congress of History

    Portuguese Historical Center, 2831 Avenida De Portugal, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    The 55th Annual Congress of History is back at Portuguese Hall. This two-day conference of San Diego historical groups is open to the public for a fee. Wonderful lectures on San Diego history take place with this year's theme focusing on 'Remarkable Women.' La Playa Books will be there with diverse San Diego and Southern California ephemera and books! For more information, please see: https://congressofhistory.org/

  • April 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    New & Noteworthy Book Club

  • April 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Wine & Conversation Book Club

    Coffee Hub And Cafe, 2907 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    We'll be reading 'Warlight' by Michael Ondaatje and picking our May and June reads at this meeting. Let's hope for some warm weather so we can be outside!

  • April 12, 2020

    Closed for Easter Sunday

  • April 25, 2020 - April 27, 2020 @ 

    The San Diego Book Crawl

    Save the Date! Indie Bookstore Day and the SD Book Crawl return with more bookstores, more collectibles and authors, food and fun! Keep your eye on the Facebook event page until further details are released!

  • May 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Point Loma Village Wine & Conversation Book Club

    Coffee Hub And Cafe, 2907 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Stay tuned for information on our next book!

  • May 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    New & Noteworthy Book Club