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
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.
Paperback L.A. Book 2 launches on October 30, 2018 at Chevalier’s Books on Larchmont. … More Sneak Preview: Paperback L.A., Book 2: Studios. Salesmen. Shrines. Surfspots.
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.
By Susan LaTempa, series editor. As I wrote in the introduction to the just-published anthology Paperback L.A. Book 1, Susan Sontag was a major inspiration for this new anthology series of writing about L.A. Why? Because a piece she’d written was one of the first examples of the kind of writing about L.A. that I felt should … More Paperback L.A. and Susan Sontag
Visit Prospect Park Books at Booth 103 this weekend at the LA Times Festival of Books! Paperback LA editor Susan LaTempa will be there Saturday 3 p.m. with actual copies of the soon-to-be released Paperback LA Book 1, A Casual Anthology: Clothes. Coffee. Crushes. Crimes. The Festival of Books runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m … More Say Hi and Buy Books at LA Times Festival This Weekend