Fifth & Flower

Gettin’ deals at The Library Store

May 22, 2012

The time of year has come once again… the sun is shining, lemonade is flowing, people are picnicking at the park… which means it’s time for the LIBRARY STORE SUPER SUMMER BLOW OUT SALE! We’re trying things a bit differently this time around. We’ve decided to hold this first weekend of the sale at an offsite location […]



In Memory of a Master: Carlos Fuentes

May 18, 2012

Earlier this week one of Mexico’s greatest writers, and one of the world’s most admired champions of ideas and letters, died in Mexico City. An ardent supporter of libraries, Carlos was honored in 2001 with a Los Angeles Public Library Literary Award for his lifelong commitment to literature. The magnitude of his influence was felt […]



The Los Angeles Public Library Curates the History of Mad Men

May 17, 2012

Over at the Huffington Post, we are excited by a new blog series by the Los Angeles Public Library. With untouchable research skills and a knack for words, the librarians are curating buzzy topics from Mad Men to LA photographer Herman Schultheis. Check out the Mad Men collection: The Los Angeles Public Library: Catnip for […]



Library Love at The Library Store

May 15, 2012

  We’re beyond thrilled with the outcome of our collaboration with MAPTOTE – the official Libraries of Los Angeles Tote! Perfect to schlep your books home from your favorite of the 74 libraries on the map. The team over at MAPTOTE was kind enough to expand the boundaries of their usual L.A. map to include all the branches […]



La Cybernauta

May 14, 2012

“I think people come to the library because they like to be around information.  Everyone should have that privilege.  Collectively and individually, we’re empowered by knowledge.  Libraries house vast amounts of information and provide professionals who can organize, interpret, and make this information accessible to the whole community.” – Eva Rios-Alvarado, Cybernaut, Los Angeles Public […]



Vote for us!

May 11, 2012

 The Library Store has been nominated in the Best Bookstore category again this year! We won this title in both 2010 & 2011, and we’re hoping to win it again! Please help us out by going to votebestof.com and placing your vote. There’s lots of other great downtown businesses and organizations to vote for while you’re […]



A Treatise on the Benefits of Membership

May 08, 2012

You may be a card carrying member of the Los Angeles Public Library, but are you a card carrying member of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles?  The Library Foundation’s primary reason for being is to support and strengthen the Los Angeles Public Library, which begs the question, why wouldn’t you be a member?  Just […]



Cactus + Tequila, a match made in weekend heaven

May 04, 2012

It’s Friday, it’s sunny in LA, and we’ve got the whole weekend ahead of us! In honor of El Día de la Batalla de Puebla, AKA Cinco de Mayo, AKA the Fifth of May, AKA tomorrow, we’ve got a recipe for a cocktail you probably haven’t had before. I know I haven’t, but I’m eager […]



Book Drop BASH! is a Smash

May 04, 2012

The Young Literati capped off the LA Times Festival of Books with an inaugural celebration at the Central Library. From DJ’ing in the Children’s Room, to cocktails and cakes in the Rotunda, to book swapping in the Getty Gallery, authors and Library Foundation supporters gathered after hours to raise their glasses to the literary life […]



Slavoj Žižek Questions the Questions at ALOUD

Apr 27, 2012

In a packed house on Tuesday at the Central Library, international rock star philosopher Slavoj Žižek stopped by ALOUD for a conversation with Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies Jack Miles. Casually dressed in a t-shirt and jeans, Žižek was in his comfort zone: on a stage pontificating on topics from Christianity, to sex and smoking, […]



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