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…

Our Grand Sayonara Slam Winner

For the release of Naomi Hirahara's latest Mas Arai mystery, Sayonara Slam, we held a grand slam giveaway that included two loge level Dodger tickets (+parking). It is with great pleasure to announce the winner *drumroll* Tori Leon! Tori entered the…

A Grand Slam Dodgers Giveaway for Sayonara Slam

The team at Prospect Park is so excited that it's baseball season again (Go Dodgers!) and even more excited to be launching the latest mystery by Naomi Hirahara, Sayonara Slam. This latest installment of her Mas Arai series takes place…

It's Time for the LA Times Festival of Books

Spring is suddenly here, and with it brings the return of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the city's great annual book party, a 48-hour-plus cornucopia of readings, conversations, performances, parties, cooking demonstrations, and…