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Paperback L.A. Book 1 Launch

Summer is finally here, and with it comes the much-anticipated launch of Paperback L.A. Book 1, A Casual Anthology! In true L.A. spirit, the launch took place at the legendary Last Bookstore a few weeks ago, and was packed with contributors,…

To Hell with LaLa Land—L.A. Is Book Land

Enough with the clichés about L.A. being only about movies, TV, and juice cleanses. We're here to report that our city's small-press scene has been exploding. Check out Eagle Rock–based Unnamed Press, which is rocketing to success with…
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Prospect Park Books at LitFest Pasadena!

It's finally here! Pasadena's own Literary Festival is right around the corner, and Prospect Park Books is thrilled to have our authors speaking at three different panels this year! Panels are spread all throughout Pasadena, so be sure to check…

Prospect Park Books at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books!

It's that time of year...  Spring is in the air, and books are on our mind! One of the biggest book festivals in the world (and the largest in the United States!) is right around the corner, and many of PPB's authors will be in attendance—both…

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…

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: 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…