Lew Welch’s RING OF BONE Back in Print

    Jun 14, 2012

    In the winter of my sophomore year at Reed College, I had the honor of hosting my favorite poet, Lew Welch, at the little house I shared with my boyfriend […]



    Gail Collins: Obsessed with Texas

    Jun 13, 2012

    Last night, New York Times columnist Gail Collins visited ALOUD to talk about Texas, and how and why it casts such a large influence over the other 49 states in […]




    Believe it… or Not!

    Jun 12, 2012

    Love this vintage 1929 library photo, found while perusing the amazing LAPL Photo Archive. Wouldn’t it make a great new postcard for the store? Perhaps you’ll see it this fall!



    Reflections and Sketches of ALOUD from L.A. Creek Freak

    Jun 08, 2012

    Over at the LA Creek Freak blog, Joe Linton recaps the recent ALOUD program The Elemental West: Reflections on Moving Water featuring Kathleen Dean Moore, Craig Childs and William Deverell. Thanks for the […]



    ¡Qué Vivan las Bibliotecas!

    May 25, 2012

    Library as history. Library as art. Library as culture.  Library as the skeleton of existence. In the spirit of the Mexican Revolution photographic exhibition, A Nation Emerges: The Mexican Revolution Revealed, […]



    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 […]




    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 […]