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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…

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…

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…

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…

Christopher Noxon at Skylight Books

L.A.'s most talked-about Plus One, Christopher Noxon, will be in conversation with Joel Stein (humorist and Time columnist) at Skylight Books on Thursday night. Christopher will read a bit from his new novel, Plus One, and the men will discuss modern marriages, family life, writing, being married to famous women, and more. Singer/songwriter Eliza Noxon (yes, Christopher's daughter) will kick off the evening with a song.

Angel City Brewery Launch for 100 Not So Famous Views of L.A. a Boffo Success

Wow, the response to both our new book 100 Not So Famous Views of L.A. and to the show of the subject paintings by artist/author Barbara Thomason has been fantastic. The kickoff event took place in the gallery space at Angel City Brewery…

Auntie Em Cooks for Voices of LA Festival

On September 14th, our very own Terri Wahl, author of the Auntie Em's Cookbook, will be doing a cooking demonstration on the food stage during the Voices of LA Culminating Festival, which celebrates the global cultures that are part of Los…

It's that time of year again...

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is here! {http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/} This Saturday and Sunday, the literary world turns its spotlight onto our sunny city for a weekend, and USC's campus will be overrun by…