The City of West Hollywood has made a strong commitment to fostering reading, literary arts, and books.
The City and Library support several community book clubs such as Women And Books (first Tuesday each month) and the Lambda Literary (LGBTQ) Book Club (last Tuesday each month-moderated by our first City Poet Steven Reigns!) at the West Hollywood Library.
West Hollywood is very proud to be the home of Book Soup (8818 Sunset Blvd.), named the best bookstore in 'L.A.' by LA Weekly. Book Soup hosts readings and book signings on an almost daily basis. Check out their schedule at www.booksoup.com. The City also partners with Book Soup to present WeHo Reads throughout the year at the West Hollywood Library.
On October 6, 2014, our first City Poet Laureate was inaugurated. Our current City Poet Laureate is Kim Dower, who is creating a collaborative city-wide poem and organizing a reading for 'There's Something Happening Here... Sunset Strip 1966' on April 6, 2017.
The City is running a pilot program for city residents to apply to receive funding to build, install, and maintain a Little Free Library on their private property. For more information, click here.
The City’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival is held each year in June and features a variety of literary events each year during Pride month (May 22 - June 30).
Throughout the year, the City hosts “WeHo Reads,” an author series.
The City with its partners at the Library and Friends of the Library supports a wide variety of cultural programming at the Library (625 N. San Vicente Blvd.). Also the City through WeHo Arts mounts rotating exhibits in the Library building.
The Arts Division no longer manages room bookings for the Community Meeting Room and West Hollywood Room at the West Hollywood Library, but for information on these rooms you can visit: www.weho.org/libraryrooms
The first annual Lambda LitFest takes place from March 6-12, 2017 with the support of the City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts. All Lambda LitFest programs are free to attend. More info at www.lambdalitfest.org.