It was a dark and stormy day when I went to the KPFK studios to tape an interview with Andrew Tonkavitch, host of Bibliocracy and it was a dark and stormy day yesterday when it aired. So the dark, stormy and weird scene by author Ray Bradbury that I read on the program was in … More Paperback L.A. Book 2 featured on KPFK’s Bibliocracy interview show
Happy New Year! Chris Nichols, columnist at Los Angeles magazine selected the Paperback L.A. series for his year-end round-up, The Best Books About L.A. of 2018. “It was a good year for L.A.-centric non-fiction. Here are some of our faves,” he began. When he got to Paperback L.A., this is what he said: Three slim … More Paperback L.A. makes Los Angeles magazine’s “Best Books” list
Happy New Year to Paperback L.A Books 1 & 2 contributors and readers! We’re proud to be part of KCET’s “Best of 2018” listings in Mike Sonksen’s Dec. 20 review list “From L.A. History to Poetry: 23 Notable Books for 2018.” From KCET “Best of 2018” Dec. 20, 2018 by poet/essayist Mike Sonksen From L.A. … More Paperback L.A. is a 2018 Notable Book
There’s still time to enjoy our end-of-the-year deals for Paperback L.A. A Casual Anthology. … More Holiday Discount & Free Shipping for Paperback L.A.
READING IN THE SUN. It sounds easy, but you probably need advice. As this post goes live, I am reading in the sun. Fridays in the summer I go to the beach. El Porto, at the northern tip of Manhattan Beach. I walk when I get there, and I read. I’m a reading expert. Not the … More Tips for Reading in the Sun
UPDATE: Thanks for a great interview, Andrew, which aired but can still be heard at @KPFK archives. Announcement from Bibliocracy host host Andrew Tonkovitch: My guest this week (Sunday, 5 PM on KPFK) is a longtime writer, editor and cultural worker, working in many forms and collaborating on previous books about travel, food and the … More Hear KPFK Radio’s “Bibliocracy” show about Paperback L.A.
You can tell how cool the company we keep is at Paperback L.A. Book 1, A Casual Anthology. Folks keep talking about our contributors in glowing terms. Take Clancy Sigal, L.A.’s poster boy for 50s-60s political chutzpah and an inspiration to generations of impatient rights fighters. We are privileged to include an excerpt from Mr. Sigal’s … More Clancy Sigal’s Black Sunset in the News