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Libros Schmibros

(323) 302-9408
Type: Indie Bookstore

Founded in 2010, Libros Schmibros is a lending library and used bookstore that seeks to foster the literary and cultural life of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. Working with local residents, artists, writers, readers and public officials, Libros Schmibros is dedicated to both the exploration of literature and the study, questioning, celebration, and betterment of Southern California.

Address: 1711 Mariachi Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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City Guide

by Carolyn Kellogg


From F. Scott Fitzgerald to Nathanael West, Joan Didion to Raymond Chandler, many writers have been inspired by Los Angeles. In this installment of City Guides, Carolyn Kellogg, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and Jacket Copy blogger, visits her favorite haunts made famous by writers of both past and present.

Upcoming Events
Alliance française de Pasadena
October 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
Skylight Books
October 29, 2014 - 7:30pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Los Angeles Valley College
November 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
November 14, 2014 - 8:00pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Larkspur
November 16, 2014 - 3:00pm
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Magazine Articles

by Kevin Nance

November/December 2013

Kate Gale, the cofounder and managing editor of the Pasadena, California–based Red Hen Press, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary next year, discusses the press's history, growth, and the keys to its success.

by Travis Kurowski

May/June 2012

Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue's MagNet features Southwest Review, Oxford American, Midwestern Gothic, the Los Angeles Review, ZYZZYVA, Hawk & Handsaw, and Common.

by Staff

January/February 2011

A pen-and-ink drawing and a typewritten letter by Charles Bukowski are two pieces among the documents and ephemera currently on view in Charles Bukowski: Poet on the Edge at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.

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