Fifth & Flower


Sep 20, 2012

  We’re super excited to be carrying a new line of LA-inspired gifts by local ladies Sisters of Los Angeles. They’ve created an awesome collection of souvenirs that even native Angelenos will want! No more tacky Hollywood Blvd. key chains or Made in China t-shirts –  these items are forward-thinking in design and produced right here […]

Peace in a Time of Politics

Sep 13, 2012

In the aftermath of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the battle between the red and blue divide rages louder than ever. Beyond the issues that will drive voters to the polls, there’s the issue of voting itself. From absentee ballot fraud to voter-identification laws, every side seems to take a polar view. “We need […]

The Latest in Library Fashion

Sep 12, 2012

A new shipment of library inspired accessories has arrived from The Written Nerd! Emma, a former librarian, hates to see the library catalog cards go to waste in the digital age so she makes jewelry out of them! She includes the unique card along with each piece, so you know what card your necklace or earrings […]

Happy 100th Birthday to John Cage

Sep 05, 2012

How will you celebrate John Cage’s 100th birthday today? If you are in Washington D.C. you can attend the John Cage Centennial Celebration. If you are in Seattle you can attend a series of concerts around the city performing various Cage works. Here in Southern California you can check out the John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding […]

Welcome John Szabo, New City Librarian

Aug 27, 2012

After an extensive national search, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has appointed John Szabo to the top post of the Los Angeles Public Library. The Los Angeles Public Library serves the largest population of any library in the United States, which Szabo will oversee beginning this month, including the Central Library and 72 branches, 900 employees, and […]

ALOUD and LAPL Among Favorite Local Literary Spots

Aug 23, 2012

Even if you are already one who hits the Los Angeles literary pavement, you might learn something new with this great post over at Ploughshares that covers the who, what, when, and where of our city’s great spots for readers and writers alike. Literary Boroughs #13: Los Angeles, California | Ploughshares.  

Children and Teen Read Through the Summer at the LAPL

Aug 22, 2012

In 1930, the Los Angeles Public Library’s summer reading program was conceived as a way to encourage children—not tied to farm work—to continue reading during their summer vacation. Today, although the program is more urban, it still has the same mission: to foster literacy and learning when students are out of school. Beyond improving reading […]

Bookmark This! Meet Our New Reading Community

Aug 20, 2012

I am excited to launch Bookmark This!, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ recommended reading program. Each month, we will present you with a list of books, stories, or poems recommended by Foundation and Los Angeles Public Library staff, members, and ALOUD participants for your reading pleasure. In this inaugural issue, we have five recommendations […]

Measure L on the Up-Swing!

Aug 15, 2012

We loved this piece at OnCentral on how Measure L is helping Los Angeles Public Libraries return to their full glory. Check it out: ‘Second home’: South LA library’s offerings go beyond just books | OnCentral.  

Love Your Librarian

Aug 15, 2012

We here at The Library Store definitely have some love for our librarians. Their knowledge and zest for what they do is an inspiration! This is why we were so excited when we came across these awesome Love Your Librarian t-shirts & tote bags. Now available at the store & online!

Tribute Gift




A gift made in one’s name is always a meaningful way to mark a special occasion or to remember or honor a beloved family member, respected friend, or colleague.

When you make a Memorial or Honor gift to LFLA of $100 or more, we’ll send your honoree or their family a card acknowledging your generosity.

We ask that you make donation of $25 or more. You may also make a contribution over the phone by calling 213.228.7500.

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