On Being Anti-Racist

I have not sent out a dedicated email trumpeting Prospect Park’s commitment to racial equity, because, well, so many of the ones I’ve received have struck me as rather shallow marketing ploys. Yet neither is it right to not address what…
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Father’s Day 2020

As the world seems to fall apart around us, we are reminded of how important our dads are. They've always got the right answers, the right tool for the job, the right goofy joke to brighten up our days. Even though everything is falling apart,…

Supporting the Indie Book Industry During Crisis

Indie Bookstores and Businesses are At-Risk, Too: How Independent Bookstores and Business are Managing During COVID-19 and How to Help.
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Lian Dolan & Mother’s Day

Lian Dolan Returns! We are delighted to share the good news that Lian Dolan, author of two of Prospect Park's bestsellers, Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife, is back in action as a novelist. Her…
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Reading with a Los Angeles Literary Guide

My passion for books started at a pretty young age. Through literature, I made friends with people all over the world, and visited places that I always wanted to see (and still do) through pages of novels and plays. Specifically, I’ve always…

Valentine’s Day Ideas for Book Lovers

Did you just notice that Valentine’s Day is coming and don’t have any plans or gift ideas? Are the Pinterest DIY’s lacking the originality your valentine deserves? Here are a few ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your reader S/O…

Unique Literary Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween Is Here Halloween is upon us! If you're anything like me, you wait until October 30th (or even the morning of the 31st!) to plan any kind of costumes, if you wear a costume at all. But before you resign yourself to cat ear…

5 Books for Back to School

Back To School Blues? August is ending, September is beginning, and more importantly: School is starting. Between scrambling to finish summer reading assignments and scanning the internet for cheap textbooks, people may find that books…
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The Millennial Effect

As a kid I always dreamed of being a writer, even though the phrase “starving artist” that was on the lips of every well-meaning family member and friend that asked me about my future. I simply couldn’t keep my nose out of books—I…
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Indie Crime Crawl

You’ve heard of a pub crawl, and maybe even a bookstore crawl, but today we’re bringing you something totally new: an Indie Crime Crawl! About the Indie Crime Crawl Organized by Eric Beetner and Jo Perry, this virtual crawl is…