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The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles joins ALOUD for the first time to discuss his new book, Table for Two. Comprised of six short stories and a novella that centers around beloved character Evelyn Ross from The Rules of Civility, Table for Two’s stories take place around the year 2000, examining the fateful consequences that can spring from brief encounters and the delicate mechanics of compromise that operate at the heart of modern marriages. Written with Towles’s signature wit, humor, and sophistication, Table for Two delivers another enchanting, page-turning read.  

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Featured Author:

Amor Towles

Amor Towles is the author of the New York Times best-sellers The Lincoln Highway, A Gentleman in Moscow, and Rules of Civility. His novels have collectively sold millions of copies and have been translated into more than 35 languages. Towles lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children. 

Maggie Shipstead

Maggie Shipstead is the New York Times-bestselling author of three novels and a short story collection. Her novel Great Circle was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Women’s Prize. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. She lives in Los Angeles.


This program will take place at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Self-parking is available in the Walllis’s underground garage (450 N. Crescent Drive) with entrances from Crescent Drive and South Santa Monica Boulevard (see map at bottom of page). The Wallis staff members are available to assist you every step of the way from the moment you arrive to helping you find your seats. 

PARKING RATES* (paid upon entrance)
$8.00 for Evening Performances – Flat Rate begins at 6:00pm. $5.00 for Matinee Performances *Regular self-parking rates are in effect for any vehicles entering the parking garage before 6:00pm for evening performances and before 1:00pm for matinee performances.

Patrons can obtain validation upon presenting a valid library card at the Central Library’s Information Desk (first floor) BEFORE the program. For more information, visit the Central Library’s website.

As this program is free of charge, it is our policy to overbook. In the case of a FULL program your free reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early. Unclaimed reservations will be released to standby patrons at the start of each program.

You are welcome to come as a standby guest. Standby numbers are distributed one hour before the program on a first-come, first served basis. Admission is subject to availability.

All books are non-refundable. Thank you for supporting the Los Angeles Public Library.

Yes, the author will be available to personalize your book.

Book purchases will be only available for in-person pick-up at the event. Please note: We strongly encourage you to purchase your book(s) in advance of the event; we cannot guarantee quantities available for sale at the event.


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