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Bloomsday at the Hammer

Give a shout for Guinness and literary pursuits.

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    Hi, world. Well, those parts of the world that sometimes will make snarky asides that Los Angeles is a bookstore-less expanse where people wouldn't know an author unless they were cast to play an author in some upcoming television miniseries.

    We do like books here. And we do celebrate literary milestones. And do we break out the beer to do so? Oh yeah we do.

    The Hammer Museum is marking the 106th anniversary of "Ulysses," the groundbreaker of a novel by James Joyce. There will be a screening of "Bloom," there will be staged readings, there will be music from Dublin 4, there will be Guinness.

    Everything goes down on Bloomsday, which is June 16, as it is every year. By the way? "Edwardian chic" is the suggested dress. Swoons.

    World, you're invited, too. Let's make up on this literary issue. We want to see eye-to-eye on this. LA likes its books. Now, meet us at the Hammer for a pint.