Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Signed books in stock-Bill McKibben-Eaarth

We did an event with author Bill McKibben last Sunday at St. Johns church in West Adams. We have signed copies of his book 'Eaarth' in stock.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Our book display at Bolt Barbers

We have a book display up at Bolt Barbers, which is around the corner from our store. Check them out http://www.boltbarbers.com/

Friday, April 23, 2010

Death in California-May 15th. 4:00 pm

Our next event is David Kulczyk signing his book, 'Death in California' May 15th. at 4:00 pm.
Nothing ruins your evening like a jet fighter slamming into your kitchen. The 10-ton military aircraft hit the Tahoe Apartments in Alameda, California, one rainy night in 1973, incinerating residents in the middle of their evening routines - one woman instantly burned to death just minutes after arriving home. The aircraft's engine was found buried 15 feet underground, compressed by the crash to two-thirds its normal size. The pilot's body was never found and was presumed to have been vaporized on impact.
Ah, carefree California - the land of beaches, sunshine, celebrities - and so many shocking and gruesome ways to die. David Kulczyk, the dean of offbeat California history, chronicles 31 bizarre and grisly true stories in his new book, Death in California: The Bizarre, Freakish, and Just Curious Ways People Die in the Golden State.
Kulczyk turns a sardonic, but always humane, eye to strange and gruesome events from the earliest California pioneers to the present day. A grimly humorous history of hangings, murders, accidents, overdoses, suicides, and fatal stupidity, Death in California offers a bizarre, lighthearted and cheerfully perverse glimpse into California's deadly past.
What's the deadliest nature spot in California, whose scenic beauty has lured 14 tourists to their deaths?
What's the absolute dumbest way possible to light a cigarette?
Whatever happened to sweet little Buffy from the 60s hit TV show Family Affair?
You don't really want to know - but if you must know, you'll read about in Death in California.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mr. Lucky's Birthday Sale-The month of May save 15% percent!!

Our store mascot is Mr. Lucky. Since May is his birthday month, we've decided to roll out Mr. Lucky's Book Sale. All books and stationery items are 15% off all month long.It's a sale that Mr. Lucky has given his "two paws up" approval.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Booksigning Daniel Olivas-April 17th. 4:00 pm

Anywhere But L.A., Daniel A. Olivas's latest collection of short stories, ranges from contemporary narratives to more traditional cuentos de fantasma, giving us a vivid and honest portrait of modern Latinos in search of their place in the world. Funny yet poignant, Olivas's characters frequently amuse, sometimes disturb, and often remind us of our own vulnerability. People who on the surface appear to be ordinary and uncomplicated reveal their deepest secrets and anxieties related to a variety of issues, such as race, gender, sexual orientation, and the human condition in general.

Daniel A. Olivas is the author of Devil Talk: Stories, Assumption and Other Stories, The Courtship of Maria Rivera Pena, and the children's book, Benjamin and the Word / Benjamin y la palabra. He is editor of Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature, which brings together 60 years of Los Angeles fiction by Latino writers. He has written for many publications including the Los Angeles Times, the El Paso Times, Tu Ciudad, Exquisite Corpse, THEMA, California Lawyer, and The Jewish Journal. He shares blogging duties on La Bloga which is dedicated to Chicano and Latino literature.

Olivas is the grandson of Mexican immigrants and is the middle of five children. Born and raised near downtown Los Angeles, he converted to Judaism in 1988. Olivas received his degree in English literature from Stanford University, and law degree from UCLA. By day, he is an attorney in Los Angeles.

Friday, April 2, 2010

L.A. Noir author John Buntin April 10th. 5:30 pm

Don't miss this event!! Learn about L.A.'s scandalous past...