Stories Books and Cafe Echo Park



Wednesday, March 22nd; 7:00pm

Paul Hughen

reads and signs 

The Lucky Son

Tonight, we welcome  Paul Hughen as he reads from his debut novel "The Lucky Son".

"The Lucky Son is the story of Max Tynes who from day one is thrust into a world of deception and greed. With the tragic loss of his mother as a child, his alcoholic father attempts to raise him in an abusive environment. As Max gets older he discovers a secret. Numbers begin appearing in his head. Numbers that a gambling syndicate would know how to use to their benefit. Max has beat the system. He's the kind of gambler the casinos fear most and want to keep outside the door. He knows the outcome of a horse race when the ponies are loading in the gate. Blackjack, the roulette wheel, or a throw of the dice. He knows the outcome and it’s all strange to him. Why would a Vegas gambling syndicate want to kidnap him, tempt him with love, when owning him comes at a price? Escaping from his abusive father is one challenge. Navigating the dark side of Vegas is another. As a world of greed and deception sets in, everyone wants to get rich and all Max wants is to be happy. Little does he know that living a few moments in the future could change the world. Paul Hughen's debut novel, The Lucky Son is a story of triumph and survival that you won't soon forget.

Praise for The Lucky Son:
"...a dark and cinematic read."

David Lynch


Thursday, March 23th; 9pm

Music from

Cassandra Violet (Solo)

Vug Arakas


Friday, March 24th; 8pm

Music from

Who Can Sleep


Black Monroe


Saturday, March 25th; 8pm

Good Heroin

a Comedy Show


Sunday, March 26th; 5pm


True L.A. Non-Motorist Stories

3rd Anniversary

BUSted! is True stories about getting around LA, told by people who don't drive, and we are OFFICIALLY 3 YEARS OLD!!!

The award winning live storytelling show, celebrates its 3-year anniversary at its Home Terminal in Echo Park at Stories LA Books & Cafe! BUSted is proud to be in its third year of providing a voice for the Green Commuters of Los Angeles with real people telling their true stories about getting around LA by bus, subway, bicycle, by walking, horseback, hot air balloon .... every way except for driving!

Typically absurd. Occassionally hilllarious. Often horrifying. Always riveting.

LA Weekly says Busted is
"perfectly tailored for a city where public transportation is so underutilized. BUSted is as much a celebration of ditching a car as comiseration of its frustrations

Featured storytellers 
Audrey Bellis
Marty Benson
Katya Duft
Horus RA
Tanya White
More TBA!

Special Musical Guests: Matthew Teardrop Orchestra!

We are super psyched to still be providing a voice for the non-motorist community in Los Angeles for 3 years running. 


Monday, March 27th; 7pm

Organizing for Action Echo Park/Silverlake

Want to join the #resistance but don’t know what to do? Want to help make a difference in our community? 

Come join Organizing For Action, non-profit group seeking to mobilize supporters in favor of Obama’s legislative priorities. 

The second meeting of Organizing For Action Echo Park/Silver Lake will be March 27th, 7 pm at Stories BooksandCafe. The first meeting was quite a success, and at the second meeting  further team leaders will be established , and new action items will be discussed.

Food and drinks available for purchase, including beer and wine. Your kids and politically active, well behaved dogs are welcome.



Tuesday, March 28th; 8pm

the WOMEN group

about the WOMEN group:
Since the conception of our collective in the Summer of 2012, a key question has followed us: why do we choose to call ourselves the WOMEN group? The WOMEN group is coeducational. We are feminist. We unify. We provocate in what we print. We do not discriminate. We are optimistic that in consisting of both sexes, the WOMEN group will direct the feminist movement towards unity.

We welcome all that want to share their words.
-sign up sheet will be out at 7:30 p.m. the reading will start at 8 p.m.
-everyone gets 3-5 mins depending on how many show up. please be respectful and mindful.
-we ask that you read original work only & that you DO NOT READ OFF YOUR PHONE.
-Be the crowd you would like


Wednesday, March 29th; 8:30pm

Live Music

Cesar Saez (9:30pm) 

Allah's Apprentice (8:30pm)

Thursday, March 30th; 8pm

Music from

Greg Garvey


Friday, March 31st; 8pm



Join us on the Stories BooksandCafe patio for our irregular wine tasting!

All the usual suspects will be present:
-and DEFINITELY lots of nuts.

RSVP to : OR

Seating is EXTREMELY limited, so make sure you RSVP.


Tuesday, April 4th; 8pm

Music on the patio 

Mark Matos


Wednesday, April 5th; 8:30pm

Storywriter Songteller


with performances by:

Aaron Embry

Rachel Goodrich

The Fontaines



Friday, April 7th; 8pm

The Sevilla Writer's House


The Spring Fling

A Romantic Literary and Musical affair

Wednesday, April 12th; 8:30pm

Storywriter Songteller


with performances by:

Grace Mitchell

Blank Tapes

Laura Jean Anderson




Wednesday, April 19th; 8:30pm

Storywriter Songteller


 with performances by:

Paper Pilots


Jamie Sierota




Wednesday, April 26th; 8:30pm

Storywriter Songteller


with performances by:

Lauren Ruth Ward

Tasso Smith

Hey Habibi 



Wednesday, May 3rd; 8:30pm

Storywriter Songteller


with performances by:

St. Ranger

Johnzo West

Veronica Bianqui




The art on our walls is a continuing exhibition of work by
Senon Williams

Written by Stories LA — June 28, 2015


1716 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026-3225

Monday–Thursday: 8am–11pm
Friday: 8am–12am
Saturday: 8am–12am
Sunday: 8am–11pm

(213) 413-3733




  Wednesday, March 22nd; 7:00pm Paul Hughen reads and signs  The Lucky Son Tonight, we welcome  Paul Hughen as he reads from his debut novel "The Lucky Son".  "The Lucky Son is the...