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 The Cheltenham Alphabet Spout, designed by Jud Fine, which graces LUCID, the middle of three ponds in Spine.
Central Docents, February 17, 2018

After nearly a century, the Los Angeles Central Library still reflects architect Bertram G. Goodhue's vision that buildings should be “literate,” using symbolic expressions to make them distinctive and eternal.

February 11, 2018 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, February 16, 2018

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng retakes the top spot on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of February 11, 2018, while 

a graphic of 8 oscar nominated movie posters
Elizabeth Graney, February 15, 2018

The Oscar nominations are out! And while we are usually partial to the book, every once in awhile Hollywood manages to catch some of the magic of the text on screen. Here are the films adapted from books that caught the eye of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences this year.

graphic of chocolates in a heart box, raw chocolate and stacked chocolate candies in wrappers
Kelly Wallace, February 14, 2018

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz.

book cover graphic of The Zohar

The Zohar (aka Sefer Ha-Zohar, or "Book of Radiance") is considered the key religious text of Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism.

read it first in big white cursive letters against a purple theater movie curtain illustration. Spotlight shining on the title as well.
Elizabeth Graney, February 03, 2018

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.

cover for three of the books
David Kelly, January 30, 2018

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward returns to the top of the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of January 28, 2018, while