Holiday Break

noAs it’s the thick of the holiday season, Los Angeles Literature is taking this week and next week off from from compiling it’s weekly list of events as the literary community has gone dark to celebrate good times with loving family, no matter what form family may take. The list will return on January 5th with events for the week of the 6th-12th.

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Sad News For Highland Park Bookstore Book Show

By Jen Hitchcock

NOTE: The following was posted to Book Show’s Facebook page today, October 1, 2019 by the owner Jen Hitchcock.

70998279_10104669909885014_6294625252072751104_oAfter over five years in Highland Park, I am extremely sad to announce that Book Show will be closing our store here at the end of 2019.

Our landlord decided to double our already high rent and is forcing us out. Therefore Book Show will be looking for a new space starting in 2020.

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Congrats to Venice’s Small World Books on 50 years!

Venice’s beloved Small World Books is turning 50 years old in September, making it the oldest general bookstore in Los Angeles.

By Venice Paparazzi
FROM: venicepaparazzi.com

thumbnail-3Join in on the anniversary fun on Sept. 12th!

Here is a history on Small World Books!

Venice’s beloved Small World Books is turning 50 years old in September, making it the oldest general bookstore in Los Angeles.

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David Ulin on the Rapidly Changing Landscape of Los Angeles

The Former LA Times Book Critic in Conversation with Paul Holdengraber

By Lit Hub
FROM: Lit Hub

los-angeles-echo-parkIn this episode of A Phone Call With Paul, Paul Holdengraber speaks with David Ulin, writer, and former book critic of the Los Angeles Times, about the dramatic changes in Los Angeles, the literature of the city, and his work on Joan Didion.

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The Main Source

Amazon and rising rents killed the old Bohemia of the Beach Cities, but the spirit of the old Santa Monica survives at Angel City Books.

BY MAX BELL                                                                                                                              FROM: TheLAnd

rocco1-800x1067If you want to understand the ceaseless gentrification of Santa Monica, just walk down Main Street.

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