The big guys know what sells, but when it comes to alternative talents, unique subject matter and titles that reflect our world in ways we might not always expect  indie publishers deserve a lot of credit. Gathering some of their favorites all in one place, the Sunset Strip’s coolest book hub — Book Soup —  is providing a one-stop shop for the holidays at L.A. Indie Small Press Day. The seasonal reception will offer refreshments and a chance to meet some of the companies and authors from the vibrant local literary community, including Angel City Press and Unnamed Press, to name a pair of highlight pubs.

Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood; Sat., Dec. 14, 4 p.m.; free. booksoup.com/event/la-indie-small-press-day