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RackedWire: Family Bookstore Gives Birth, Pay to Play at sTORI Telling

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ECHO PARK—Curated bookstore Family on Fairfax now has another locale to throw hipster parties. In a collab effort with record label Teenage Teardrops, it's opening Hope Gallery in Echo Park with a debut exhibit Thursday, March 27. From Family's blog: "Just got the flier for the Sumi Ink Club show at Hope. It's called 'Tableau Ya Mind' - Content includes a round table for making round drawings, a zoetrope-bucket for people to stick their heads in, and some floor to ceiling obelisk drawings." [Family]

WEST HOLLYWOOD—Oh, the joy of literature! Usually author appearances involve a reading of an excerpt, perhaps a little Q&A, and book buying if the interested public that shows up so pleases. Not so at Tori Spellings' upcoming appearance for her sTORI Telling memoir about growing up rich and a star on daddy's show. Folks who want to attend the Monday, March 31 event at Book Soup must buy a book, or at least half of one - "each book purchased ($24.95) is good for two admissions to the event," notes Flavorpill - to get in. And the rich get a little richer. [Flavorpill]