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Love for the Locals

As Southern California's oldest and largest independent bookstore, Vroman's is a staple in the Pasadena book community. Supporting authors, book lovers, families, gift seekers, and publishers, Vroman's is one of our most essential and beloved…
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Celebrate Father's Day with Daditude

Father's Day is just around the corner and, once again, none of us know what to get Dad. Have you gotten him a watch for the last three years? Did they run out of Bath and Body Works's Mahogany Woods Lotion again? Not to worry, here at Prospect…
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Paperback L.A. Book 1 Launch

Summer is finally here, and with it comes the much-anticipated launch of Paperback L.A. Book 1, A Casual Anthology! In true L.A. spirit, the launch took place at the legendary Last Bookstore a few weeks ago, and was packed with contributors,…
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See Prospect Park Books at LitFest Pasadena!

LitFest Pasadena is back—and better than ever! What started as a friendly, small-town, one-day literary festival has grown into a weekend-long bonanza of remarkable variety and depth: poetry performances, children's storytimes, a teen writing…
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LATFOB, Paperback L.A. Pub Date & Upcoming Book Launch!

Today is a special day—it's the official release date for our latest title, Paperback L.A. Book 1: A Casual Anthology! We had a great time debuting the book at the L.A. Times Festival of Books this year for an early preview, and the overwhelming…
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The Bad Break Launch and Press Roundup

In case you haven't heard, the second in Jill Orr's Riley Ellison mystery series, The Bad Break, is finally here, and readers are loving it! With praise from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and countless mystery readers, reviewers, and…

What I Learned in School Yesterday

Greetings from the Home2Suites in Albuquerque, where the view is of a complex freeway interchange and my neighbors are fellow presenters at the University of New Mexico Writers' Conference. I was one of three editor/publishers here to spout…
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New Site + From Away Book Launch, and ALA Midwinter '18!

We hope you like our new look! We've been busy this new year (can you believe it's already February?), and have a lot of news! For one thing, you might notice our site has a new look—what do you think? There's a new "Store" button up top…
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Silent Second Launch & L.A. Times Press Roundup!

What a week we've had! We officially launched The Silent Second at Vroman's on Monday, 8/21, and it was packed! Everyone enjoyed author Adam Walker Phillip's hilarious Powerpoint, and fellow PPB author Naomi Hirahara was there to ask him some…

To Hell with LaLa Land—L.A. Is Book Land

Enough with the clichés about L.A. being only about movies, TV, and juice cleanses. We're here to report that our city's small-press scene has been exploding. Check out Eagle Rock–based Unnamed Press, which is rocketing to success with…