Category Archives: Books

“Oh, The Places You Will Go” at the Palisades Library

Librarians Mary Hopf, Barbara Birenbaum and Ziba Perez spoke to the Palisades Rotary Club of the endless possibilities at the Palisades Library at a March 7 luncheon meeting at Modo Mio. The topic was “What’s Available at the Pacific Palisades … Continue reading

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Explore Noir Writing in Los Angeles

The Palisades Library is presenting another program in the LA Made series, which highlights the artists, performers, writers and creators who make Los Angeles unique: “Darkness Under the Light: Noir Writing in Los Angeles.” Local noir buff and musician, David … Continue reading

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Katie O’Laughlin Nominated for Librarian Award

Katie O’Laughlin, who owned Village Books on Swarthmore from 1997 to 2011, was nominated for an “I Love My Librarian” award this winter. “For a bibliophile, there are few things more rewarding than a professional association with a librarian whose … Continue reading

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Storytelling with John Truby

  By: ALISON BURMEISTER If you have ever thought about writing a book or screenplay, your first step might be consulting John Truby, author of The Anatomy of Genres: How Story Forms Explain the Way the World Works, which was published … Continue reading

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Attention Mystery Readers! Book Club Meets February 21

  It doesn’t take a detective to determine there is indeed a mysterious book club in Pacific Palisades. Here’s another clue: the club meets monthly, and the next meeting is 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 21. New members are welcomed to … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Has a Great Book Store

People are still bemoaning the fact that there isn’t a bookstore in Pacific Palisades. These people are uninformed and next time you hear someone say that, please set them straight. There is bookstore. Called Collection Antiques and Books, it is … Continue reading

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Palisades Bookstore on Antioch to Sponsor First Book Signing

Author Joel Pollak will speak and sign his new book “Rhoda, a Biography ‘Comrade Kadalie, You Are Out of Order!’” on Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Collection Antiques and Books, at 15326 Antioch. When Village Books on Swarthmore … Continue reading

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Obituary – Chuck Morrell, 88, Admired Book Publisher Rep and Former Resident

The Southern California book community lost one of its finest ambassadors on January 17, with the passing of longtime book rep and former Pacific Palisades resident, Chuck Morrell in Rancho Santa Margarita. He was 88. He had been in declining … Continue reading

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Zine Collection and Club Offered through the Library

Pronounced like magazine—without the mag—zines are self-published, independently made, usually photocopied, and have a small print run. Several Zines are now available at the Los Angeles Public Library. There is also a Zine Club, run through the library, that meets online every … Continue reading

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Library Offers Storytime, Intro to VR and Adult Painting

The Palisades Library at 861 Alma Real has resumed full-time programming and there are opportunities on January 4, 7, 10 and 14, for toddlers, teens and adults. (310) 459-2754. BABY AND TODDLER STORYTIME, JANUARY 4 The next Baby and Toddler Storytime is 10:15 a.m. … Continue reading

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