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Rex Picket, author of Sideways, will be at Stories Books and Cafe this weekend reading and signing from his new novel, Vertical.

Check it out on Saturday, February 26 at 7:30 pm.

Complimentary words and wine (for those that are old enough) courtesy of Silver Lake Cheese.

Stories Books & Cafe is located at 1716 Sunset Blvd.

Diaper Drive

Donate any size and brand diapers all day today at El Centro Del Pueblo – donations go to teen parents and programs that work with infants.

You can drop off your donations until 7:30 pm tonight at El Centro Del Pueblo, located at 1157 Lemoyne Street.

Ice Cream Tasting at Stories

It might be a little cool and cloudy in Echo Park today, but let’s pretend it’s summer and grab your complimentary ice cream samples from Bittersweet treats at Stories Cafe. The store will be serving up flavors like honey lavender and salted caramel, and will be including these flavors in a 5 oz. size on its menu. Stories is located at 1716 Sunset Blvd.


Mooi did indeed open up this week, tonight might be a good night to check it out (Thursdays are the new Fridays). They are open until 3:00 pm today for lunch, and 6:00 – 11:00 pm for dinner. QuarryGirl has a rave review of the raw vegan restaurant, so it might be worth check it out.

Take a Hike

Photo via Corralitas Red Car Property

We’ve been doing a lot of research recently about the Red Car routes through Echo Park and Silver Lake, and a recent article on the Corralitas Red Car Property website about the Red Car Trail has got us hankering for a hike. Warm up on Corralitas staircase (with its 133 steep steps) or just start out at the end of Corralitas drive and walk right on up the trail. The mile-long corridor will take you all the way to the corner of Fletcher and Riverside.

Click here for a map of the Red Car Trail from the Corralitas Red Car Property website. The trail is clearly visible on Google maps, click here for a look.

HOMO CENTRIC – A May Old Time!

Thursday, May 20

A literary evening /reading for the GBLT set; this month featuring a lesbian comic, a former priest & everyone in-between. Yes, really. In-between. See, the funny lady goes 1st, the formerly frocked fellow is last & 3 other equally talented writers are between them (it’s an alphabet thing)-Like a big homo-Oreo! Be a smart cookie & join us. – Stories Email Blast

Stories Books and Café
1716 Sunset Blvd

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Looking for something new to do on Sunday night in Echo Park? Check out the newly formed Echo Park Chess Club, meeting for the first time this Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 5:00 pm, on the back patio of Stories Books and Cafe. Bring your own chess board if you have one!

Stories is located 1716 Sunset Blvd

Wednesday, April 28 at 7:30 pm – Julie Kausner reads from her new book I Don’t Care About Your Band. It charts a distinctly human journey of a strong-willed but vulnerable protagonist who loves men like it’s her job, but who’s done with guys who know more about love songs than love. This is the girl’s version of High Fidelity. By turns explicit, funny, and moving, Klausner’s debut shows the evolution of a young woman who endured myriad encounters with the wrong guys, to emerge with real-world wisdom on matters of the heart.

Saturday, May 1 at 7:30 pm – Reading/Signing Party for Record Store Days. Stories celebrates independent record stores and the release of authors Gary Callomar and Phil Gallo’s book, “Record Store Days: From Vinyl to Digital and Back Again.” We want it to be party and want you there! Independent pop culture was born in indie record stores and book stores across the country and we want you to hear about it! Complimentary beer and wine and snacks while they last. Special dj set from Neil from Origami Vinyl.

McSweeney’s Issue #34 Launch Party at 826LA and Stories

Monday, April 26th, 2010

There will be food, drink and a discussion and signing with McSweeney’s contributors Nick McDonell and Teddy Wayne. The musical guest for the evening is The Blasting Company.

826LA East / The Echo Park Time Travel Mart and Stories

8:00 pm


RSVP and reserve your copy here (McSweeney’s Quarterly #34 is $20+tax at Stories).

Issue 34 features new stories of shipwrecks, kidnappings and bad vacations, by (among others) Anthony Doerr, Daniel Handler, and T. C. Boyle. Also included are new letters about wine and Hawaii from John Hodgman and Sarah Vowell, twenty-one dead-on self-portraits drawn by the likes of Michael Martone, Michel Gondry, and Sarah Silverman, and, beyond all this, in a standalone volume, Nick McDonell’s stunning exploration of the latest iteration of the war in Iraq-a ground-level account from within the 1st Cavalry Division. The whole thing weighs in at just under 400 pages, and comes in its own custom-made double-sleeve. Purchase it on Amazon.

826LA is located at 1714 W. Sunset Blvd.

Stories is located at 1716 W Sunset Blvd.

Stories Bookstore and Cafe on Sunset has a lot going on this month. For those of you who have not ventured inside, there is an outdoor area in back for relaxing and they have wireless internet. See the Stories menu posted here.

Mac n’ Cheese Mondays:
Between 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, get an indulgent order of macaroni & cheese and green salad for $5.00!

Friday, March 12:
A special patio performance from Boy Scout Jamboree, the acoustic-ish country-ish alter ego of Spindrift – LA’s hip version of psych rock meets Morricone.

Stories Books and Cafe is located at 1716 Sunset Blvd. You can check out their website by clicking here.

Thursday, March 18 at 7:00 pm
HOMO-CENTRIC” Curated by Hank Henderson
Featuring: Daniel Foster, Paloma Parfrey, Sage, Steven Tagleand more to be announced!

Sunday, March 21 at 2:00 pm:
H.I.P., Hollywood Institute of Poetics presents  Moe Green Poetry Show reading panel discussion On Poetry in the Prison System. Hosted by Rafael F J Alvarado, panel moderator to be announced.

Robert Juarez, Hugo Machuca, Luis Javier Rodriguez, Hannah Wehr

Wednesday, March 24 at 6:30 pm:
Signing and party of “Ripe” by Arthur Allen. For the millions of food lovers who are tomato-obsessed, Ripe, reveals the fascinating story behind the fruit, its farmers and its fans around the world.


Every 2nd & 4th Monday from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm:
An astrological salon with Malcolm Schenot – learn what the stars and moons and your birthday all mean!

Every Wednesday at 4:30 pm:
StoryTimeFunLand kids’ party train meets every Weds on the Stories patio! Songs, stories and a little sunshine for the kids. Café discounts during STFL.  StoryTimeFunLand now also has a CD, “Welcome”, with their hit song “Sea Monkey Shake.”

Every Thursday at 5:00 pm:
Tarot card reading on the patio with Marcela; $20.00 for a reading.

Every Friday at 7:00 pm:
Friday Night Knits: Tina Marin and Michelle Tritten host a non pressure “stitch & bitch.” Bring your knitting, get some coffee and knit one/ purl two.  For those of you who know your way with yarn and for those of you who end up in knots.

Stories Books and Cafe is located at 1716 Sunset Blvd. You can also check out their website by clicking here.

I’m going to start posting some local menus for those of you who have yet to try certain local eateries.

Stories Bookstore and Cafe:


  • Yogurt & granola – $4.50
  • Yogurt, granola, & fresh fruit – $5.50
  • Oatmeal with brown sugar, dried cranberries & butter – $3.50
  • Baked egg with fresh herbs – $4.25
  • *with cheese & tomatoes add $1.00
  • Sliced baguette with home-made jams & butter – $4.50
  • Bagel with cream cheese – $2.00
  • Bagel with peanut butter & jelly – $2.00
  • Bagel with jelly & butter – $2.00
  • Side of seasonal fruit – $3.50
  • Whole fruit – $1.00
  • Brioche toast with butter – $2.00
  • Muffins – $2.00

SANDWICHES – $7.95 served with herb green salad, *with veggie chili or soup add $1.00

  • Turkey, pesto, sundried tomatoes & swiss cheese on toasted walnut raisin bread
  • Tuna with dill on toasted rye bread
  • Caprese sandwich with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes & fresh basil on toasted baguette
  • Salami with cheddar cheese & Dijon mustard on baguette
  • Grilled cheese sandwich on brioche
  • Roasted cucumber, hummus on toasted baguette

PLATES $7.25

  • Dry salami, assorted cheeses, grapes, greens & sliced baguette
  • Hummus, feta cheese, roasted bell peppers with pita bread
  • Crostinis with herb goat cheese & greens

Veggie chili with a rosemary garlic roll – $3.95 cup $5.95 bowl
Hummus & pita bread – $3.95
Herb cous cous -$3.95

SALADS – $6.95 served with a rosemary garlic roll

  • Fresh herbs & greens with lemon vinaigrette
  • Spinach with feta cheese, tomatoes, walnuts & balsamic vinaigrette
  • Ginger chick peas on mixed greens
  • Greek salad with romaine lettuce, feta cheese, tomatoes & cucumber


  • Brownies: Walnut brownies, Blondies or Raspberry brownies $3.00
  • Classic Cookies: Chocolate chip, Peanut butter or Oatmeal raisin – $1.75
  • Hazelnut or Cinnamon biscotti $1.00 or 2 for $1.50


  • Bagel only -$1.25
  • Bagel with cream cheese – $2.00
  • Bagel with peanut butter & jelly – $2.00
  • Bagel with jelly & butter – $2.00
  • Bagel with hummus – $2.00
  • Bagel with avocado, tomato & onion $4.95 *with hummus add $1.00


  • Latte – $3.50
  • Cappuccino – $3.00
  • Mocha – $4.00
  • Espresso – $2.00
  • Americano – $2.50
  • Small Drip Coffee – $1.75
  • Large Drip Coffee – $2.50
  • Iced Tea – $1.75
  • Lemonade with chopped mint – $1.75
  • Hot Tea – $2.00
  • IBC Root beer – $1.50
  • Bottled water – $1.00
  • Pellegrino – $1.50
  • Lemonatta – $1.50
  • Blood Orange – $2.25

open at 8:30am Mon – Fri
(please enter through the back alley)

Mon – Thur 10:30am – 9pm
Fri & Sat 10:30am – 10pm
Sunday 11am – 7pm

(213) 413-3733

Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara

For those of you who pre-orderd the new Tegan and Sara album, titled Sainthood, the duo will be at Stories in Echo Park for a special signing today.
From 4-8:00 pm, 500 individuals who secured wristbands by preordering at Stories will have access to the signing and photo taking.