a narrow bridge

Welcome to A Narrow Bridge

J.J. Gesher's Debut Release Over the last couple of weeks, Joyce Gittlin and Janet Fattal have faced large and enthusiastic crowds to celebrate the publication of their debut novel, A Narrow Bridge. Released under their collaborative pen…

Malcolm Margolin: Publishing Hero of the Week

Because it's Prospect Park's tenth anniversary, I've been thinking a lot about how I got here, and how my co-workers, authors, and I have navigated the many, many obstacles that make book publishing one of the most challenging businesses out…

10 Lessons From 10 Years of Running a Small Press

When I first began Prospect Park Books ten years ago, not for a minute did I imagine it would still be in business today, let alone have grown from a regional guidebook publisher into a national house focusing on fiction, cookbooks, and gift…

Jen Bilik: Publishing Hero of the Week

Because it's Prospect Park's tenth anniversary, I've been thinking a lot about how I got here, and how my co-workers, authors, and I have navigated the many, many obstacles that make book publishing one of the most challenging businesses out…

Steve Piersanti: Publishing Hero of the Week

Because it's Prospect Park's tenth anniversary, I've been thinking a lot about how I got here, and how my co-workers, authors, and I have navigated the many, many obstacles that make book publishing one of the most challenging businesses out…

7 Questions for a Bookseller: Marlene England of the Curious Iguana

For our next installment of 7 Questions for a Bookseller, we have branched out of the City of Angels and interviewed Marlene England, the co-owner of the Curious Iguana bookstore in downtown Frederick, Maryland. Independent bookstores are thriving…

7 Questions for a Bookseller: Josh Spencer of The Last Bookstore

For the third installment of our series 7 Questions for a Bookseller, we talked to Josh Spencer, owner of The Last Bookstore in a historic bank building in downtown Los Angeles. The Last Bookstore opened in 2009, a time when the neighborhood…

7 Questions for a Bookseller: Maureen Palacios of Once Upon a Time

It's time for the second installment of our new series, Seven Questions for a Bookseller. We had a chat with Maureen Palacios, the vivacious owner of Once Upon a Time, a warm, welcoming, and longstanding children's bookstore (with books for…

7 Questions for a Bookseller: Darryl Holter of Chevalier’s Books

This week, we tracked down Darryl Holter, one of the new owners of Chevalier’s Books, a 76-year-old literary haven on Larchmont in Los Angeles, to learn a little more about him and the bookstore. The CEO of the Shammas Group, an LA real-estate…

Dude Books for Dad

It's a problem for the ages, returning every year and so challenging to address: What to get Dad for Father's Day? Problem: solved. These two books, together or singly, are sure-fire Dad-pleasers: Plus One Brand-new in paperback, this smart…