Edited by Colleen Dunn Bates

ISBN: 978-0975393925$24.95

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Written by locals for locals, with a foreword by acclaimed crime novelist April Smith, Hometown Santa Monica is the book Santa Monica and her neighbors depend upon. Its 256 color-charged pages celebrate the savvy, the friendly, the smart, the fashionable, the beachy, the fun and the historic in Santa Monica, Venice, the Palisades, the Marina, Malibu, Topanga and Brentwood. It’s a friend who tells you about a great restaurant and introduces you to some amazing people. It’s an educated resource showcasing the region’s world-class art, architecture, natural beauty, culture and fun stuff to do. And it’s a great gift.

Hometown Santa Monica won a gold medal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards and was a finalist for Best Nonfiction at the Southern California Independent Bookseller Awards.


Editor: Colleen Dunn Bates

Authors: Jenn Garbee, Nancy Gottesman, Tippy Helper & Margery L. Schwartz

Foreword: April Smith

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