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.
View the book trailer of author Davis MacDonald here: He knows mystery, knows the California terrain, and knows how to construct a tale of sizzling plots, red-herrings, and ingenious character

View the book trailer of author Davis MacDonald here: He knows mystery, knows the California terrain, and knows how to construct a tale of sizzling plots, red-herrings, and ingenious character

The Bay, released this year, touches on another social issue currently predominate in our world; extremist Muslims who are out to destroy this country, its institutions and people, by active violence, or by stealth. “It’s unfortunate, but those of the Muslim faith who are not extremists are often negatively profiled by the police, the press, their neighbors, and the public, all because of the activities of a handful of Muslims on a destructive path,” says Davis. The Judge presides over this tale of murder which takes place in Newport Beach and California’s famed Orange Coast, tracking a plot aimed at destroying Orange County forever.

What’s your Story? Career TIPS from Jennifer Kushell at YSN.com (Your Success Network)

What’s your Story? Career TIPS from Jennifer Kushell at YSN.com (Your Success Network)

To be successful, we all have to be able to sell ourselves quickly and clearly. Just think: How can other people buy into your vision and what you’re all about if they don’t know what you have to offer in the first place? One of the most remarkable things about the Young and Successful is that they almost always have a story to tell that defines them. When asked what they’re up to, they never utter the useless response, “Uh, nothing much.”

Day 11: How Vroman’s Bookstore CEO Allison Hill cultivates a thriving book community in Pasadena

Day 11: How Vroman’s Bookstore CEO Allison Hill cultivates a thriving book community in Pasadena

As I walked past “shelf talkers,” which are book recommendation cards handwritten by employees, and “Edgar Allan Poe-ka dot” socks, I re-immersed myself in this familiar, homey culture. The store, decorated in warm browns and deep reds, seemed to draw everyone from senior citizens to parents with their kids in tow to dating teens.

Despite the rise of e-commerce, Allison Hill, president and chief executive officer of Vroman’s, doesn’t think that the store’s role in the community has changed over its 122 years of existence. Wearing a brown bob and an azure blouse that matched her eyes, she animatedly told me about the history of Vroman’s.

Read interview with Vintner Seth Cripe at LOLA Wines

LOLA assorted wines