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Old 05-15-2008, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Any literary areas of Los Angeles?

Thinking of, for example, Jack Kerouac and Northern Lights type stuff in San Francisco. Also thinking of famous bookstores or writer-oriented places.

Maybe Bukowski stuff, etc.
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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um the only "literary" place that comes to mind is LIBRARY BAR in Downtown.
grab a drink and book! Hope and Sixth.

serously tho i dont know of any ferlinghetti or kerouac tpya places round here. mea culpa.
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:38 PM
 
Location: The Westside
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Skylight Books, Small World Books, Beyond Baroque Foundation in Venice (featuring live readings and events everynight).
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:53 PM
 
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L.A. is not a literary town. There ain't whole lot of book-reading going on...
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:49 PM
 
Location: The Westside
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L.A. is not a literary town. There ain't whole lot of book-reading going on...
Speak for yourself.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:55 PM
 
Location: The Westside
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Here are some interesting things going on concerning literary LA.

World Hum | Travel | Touring Literary Los Angeles: City of Chandler, Bukowski and Fante

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

2008 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Perhaps these things are not centered around one location as they are in SF but writing them off is ignorant.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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L.A. is not a literary town. There ain't whole lot of book-reading going on...
The LA Festival of Books is the largest "book fair/festival" in the USA with over 140,000 attendees, so LA must have some appreciation for books.
2008 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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The major bookstores - Barnes and Noble, Borders - not only have lounges and coffee bars inside, but they are always announcing visiting authors and having events. There's also Bhodi (?) on Melrose near the design center for those who are more looking for more spiritually based reading.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Vroman's on Colorado Blvd in Pasadena. All the other chain bookstores (at least if you live in the SG Valley) will never compare to it.
http://www.vromansbookstore.com
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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Speak for yourself.
The first thing I noticed when I got here from New York was that no one seems to read.
Your experience must be different from mine. The first thing people say when they come into my house is "Look at all those books. Have you read all those?" Back east everywhere you go you see people reading. L.A., not so much.
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