Libros Schimbros at the Hammer Museum gatherings focus on books related to the museum’s exhibitions and programs. The free monthly book club is led by co-directors David Kipen and Colleen Jaurretche.




 July 20, 2014: The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell and Poets of World War I

 April through June 2014: No Book Club

 March 2014: The French Leiutenant’s Woman by John Fowles

 February 2014: Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey

 January 2014: Selected Essays: John Berger by Geoff Dyer




December 2013: Maxwell Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg

November 2013: The Life and Death of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs

October 2013: Dracula by Bram Stoker

September 2013: Moby Dick by Herman Melville

August 2013: Bread and Hyacinths: The Rise and Fall of Utopian Los Angelesby Lionel Rolfe

July 2013: Vision or Villainy: Origins of the Owens Valley–Los Angeles Water Controversy by Abraham Hoffman

June 2013: Building Stories by Chris Ware

May 2013: The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory (updated edition) by Norman Klein

April 2013: Glitter Stucco and Dumpster Diving: Reflections on Building Production in the Vernacular City by John Chase

March 2013: Invisible Citiesby Italo Calvino.

February 2013: Landscapes of Desire: Anglo Mythologies of Los Angeles by William McClung

January 2013: Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950–1963 by Kevin Starr.




December 16, 2012: A Rebours/ Against Nature by JK Huysmans

November 18, 2012: Salammbo by Gustav Flaubert

October 21, 2012: The Pre-Raphaelites and Their Circle edited by Cecil Y. Lang

September 16, 2012: Fleurs Du Mal/ Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire

June 2012 –Aug. 2012: No Book Club

May 6, 2012: The Pat Hobby stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald

April 1, 2012: Already Dead by Denis Johnson

March 4, 2012: The Ecstasy of Influence by Jonathan Lethem

(Inaugural meeting of the Libros Schmibros Book Club at the Hammer Museum)