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David Kelly, July 09, 2013

Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane has taken over the top spot on this week's Los Angeles Times Fiction Bestseller list as Dan Brown's

A scene from the classic movie - Cain and Mabel as well as the book cover of one of Gable Davis's books
Christa Deitrick, July 02, 2013
Nobody asked for it, but here it is – a list of fiction written by thespians!  While of course these things are subjective, it is safe to say that the following titles run the gamut from surprisingly good to flat-out terrible.

Book Covers
David Kelly, July 01, 2013

Inferno by Dan Brown jumps back into the top spot on the Hardcover Fiction list while Phil Jackson's Eleven Rings is again

Book Covers
David Kelly, June 24, 2013

New number ones on both the Fiction and Nonfiction lists and a trio of debuts in the Hardcover Fiction top ten highlight this week's Los Angeles Times Best Sellers lists.  

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David Kelly, June 17, 2013

Almost a year after first hitting the Hardcover Fiction list, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is back in the top ten at number eight.

Book Covers
David Kelly, June 12, 2013

For the second of what could be many weeks Dan Brown sits atop the Los Angeles Times hardcover fiction bestseller list while Phil Jackson's Eleven Rings shoots to the top of the hardcover nonfiction list.

Signs of City of Los Angeles for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration
Sheryn Morris, May 16, 2013

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month which was officially designated and signed into law in 1992.  This month is also known as Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.

Art Exhibit Flyer
Robert Anderson, April 10, 2013

Poetic Voices of the Muslim World, an exhibit and series of readings and performances celebrating the beauty and power of Muslim poetry ranging from ancient times to the 21st century, is currently being presented by Central Library's Literature and Fiction Department and the

Standing Ovation
Christa Deitrick, March 15, 2013

The Literature & Fiction Department of the Central Library has been collecting theater programs since the late 19th century.  During the course of those 100-plus years, we have managed to amass quite a collection.  So we are very pleased to announce that a searchable databa

Four book covers of Los Angeles Public Library’s Best of 2012 list
Mary McCoy, December 05, 2012

Looking for holiday gift ideas for your bookish friends and relatives? Something good to read in the new year? Or are you just as obsessed with those year-end lists as we are?