THE STRAND

(THE JUDGE IS AT IT AGAIN) When his former lover is caught up in a national frenzy as the press and the networks rush to judgment, condemning her for child molestation and Devil worship, the Judge feels compelled to step forward to help his old flame…

IKEBANA SERIES

Memorials to nature’s beauty and the environmental destruction by humans.  Stunning handmade paper sculptural depictions of 25 floral arrangements of the Ohara School of Ikebana.

AN ARTFULL LIFE

An ARTFULL life is an amazing coffee table book for automobile aficionados. Chronicling the work of world-renowned artist, Harold Cleworth.

HARLEY AND ME

Bestselling author Bernadette Murphy re-discovered herself in mid-life by facing her fears with Orgasmic benefits in the Bestselling book HARLEY and ME

Emily Henderson's STYLED

The New York Times Bestselling author of the book with Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves and we love how she adds art.

BOOKS, FICTION & POETRY

Welcome to the Literary Lounge. Here, you will discover more than just books and author interviews. Over the next few weeks, we will add “Book and Wine” pairing with editor-in-chief Janice Bremec Blum. You will also enjoy our blend of wine facts, cocktails, reviews and previews, plus Bookseller’s advice from our indie bookstores. Los Angeles is a book town, and we are conducting a survey on what LA is reading right now. Click here to send us your photo with your latest read.
THE BOOK – SELF & OTHERS, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY ALINE SMITHSON, PRONOUNCED AL (RHYMES WITH PAL) LEAN SMITH SUN

THE BOOK – SELF & OTHERS, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY ALINE SMITHSON, PRONOUNCED AL (RHYMES WITH PAL) LEAN SMITH SUN

Created over an almost 20-year span and drawing from 18 bodies of work, this is the first published monograph of Aline Smithson’s work and features her defining series Arrangement in Green and Black: Portrait of the Photographer’s Mother. From black-and-white to hand-painted photographs, this collection of portraits combines humor and family to create a universal expression of motherhood, to capture the essence of childhood, and to examine created realities, the poignancy of childhood, and the pathos of aging and relationships.

Bestselling author Bernadette Murphy re-discovered herself in mid-life by facing her fears with Orgasmic benefits in the Bestselling book HARLEY and ME

Bestselling author Bernadette Murphy re-discovered herself in mid-life by facing her fears with Orgasmic benefits in the Bestselling book HARLEY and ME

Murphy wrote a book that is riveting, intimate, and a fun read. Learning about our four brain chemicals that determine our personality traits is interesting however, I found Murphy’s personal experience even more intriguing. Not every woman is going to embrace mid-life on a Harley, but living vicariously through Murphy’s travels gives us insight into what it means to embrace mid-life rather than complain about it. Her story and her book is compelling. What a joy it was to spend an afternoon in my easy chair riding on a bike with Bernadette Murphy.

Davis MacDonald’s excerpt from novel “THE BAY” for Father’s Day. Meet the Judge!

Davis MacDonald’s excerpt from novel “THE BAY” for Father’s Day. Meet the Judge!

He’d brought his favorite toy car down to drive on their working vacation. The Jag was a convertible, racing green, 1969, vintage. His tried and true toy since he bought it from the original owner back in 1989. He loved the car. Except for the Lucas electrical system, which he overlooked, the way a proud parent overlooks a club foot….

There had been a day when he’d felt swashbuckling in the car. Younger and slimmer then. It was hard to remember back. He had only faded shadows of memories of what it’d been like. Realistically the Judge had always been too tall for the car. And now he was too old and too fat as well. The convertible top was already down, by necessity. He unsnapped the tonneau over its cockpit on the driver’s side, then knelt down, squeezing his bulk in and under the wooden steering wheel, struggling with a two piece seat belt that both went around his waist and came down over his shoulder, a new innovation back in the day.

Read interview with Vintner Seth Cripe at LOLA Wines

LOLA assorted wines