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Need to Escape? Join the Club!

Colleen here. I don't know about you, but I've had it. I just can't handle another poll, or another wildfire, or another favorite restaurant going under. We have to rethink Thanksgiving because it's not safe to gather with my large, jovial…
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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,…
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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…

Jill Orr Tells the History of Her Family Home

Our very own Riley Ellison Mystery author, Jill Orr, recently wrote about her family home history and it is giving us some major warm, fuzzy feelings. In COMO Living, Orr speaks to the process of transforming her husband Jimmy’s childhood…
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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…
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Paperback L.A. 3 Launch + Interview!

The highly anticipated third volume of Paperback L.A. is now available! Come celebrate with us at our launch party on May 5th at Helm’s Design Center in Culver City. From 4-6 p.m. there will be readings from Ann Elliott Cutting, River Garza,…
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7 Questions for a Bookseller: Brenna Gomez of Bookworks in Albuquerque, NM

Intern Emily here! It's been a while, but 7 Questions for a Bookseller is back on the blog, and this time, I've traveled to Albuquerque in search of the greatest out-of-state bookstores! New Mexico is known for green chile, hot air balloons,…
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The Big Con Pub Day + Vroman’s Launch!

Today is the day—Adam Walker Phillips' latest in the Chuck Restic mystery series, THE BIG CON, is finally here, and we can't wait to officially launch it at Vroman's Bookstore on Wednesday, 8/15 at 7:00 pm! Author Adam Walker Phillips…