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Collage of selected LAPL Best of Books 2023 with a fuchsia ribbon
Sheryn Morris, December 19, 2023

From all of us at the Los Angeles Public Library, at the Central Library, and the 72 branches, we are pleased to announce the best books of 2023 as selected by our staff, who volunteered their recommendations. Since 2011 LAPL Reads has been presenting these.


red orange yellow flames with banned books
Sheryn Morris, October 01, 2023

Over the centuries, various forms of expression have been banned or destroyed, and their creators have been censored, imprisoned, tortured, killed, exiled.


Cormac McCarthy and a collage of his books
James Sherman, June 16, 2023

Critic Harold Bloom referred to Cormac McCarthy’s violent masterwork Blood Meridian as the greatest novel by a living American a


Collage of some best books of 2022 with gift bow
Sheryn Morris, December 19, 2022

From all of us at the Los Angeles Public Library, at the Central Library, and the 72 branches, we are pleased to announce the best books of 2022 as selected by our staff, who volunteered their recommendations. Since 2011 LAPL Reads has been presenting these.


red orange yellow flames with banned books
Sheryn Morris, September 22, 2022

Over the centuries, various forms of expression have been banned or destroyed, and their creators have been censored, imprisoned, tortured, killed, exiled.


Collage of some best books of 2021 with gift bow
Sheryn Morris, December 17, 2021

From all of us at the Los Angeles Public Library, at the Central Library, and the 72 branches, we are pleased to announce the best books of 2021 as selected by our staff, who volunteered their recommendations. Since 2011 LAPL Reads has been presenting these.


Selected books from the Best of 2020 book list
Sheryn Morris, December 18, 2020

From all of us at the Los Angeles Public Library, at Central Library, and the 72 branches, we are pleased to present the best books of 2020 as selected by our staff, who volunteered their recommendations.


Collage of books adapted to films
Elizabeth Graney, December 07, 2020

This year the Hanukkah holiday will begin on Thursday, December 10, and continue through Friday, December 18. With social distancing encouraged and travel restricted, it will be a quiet holiday for most this year.


Graphic with Feels Like Home book cover
James Sherman, December 02, 2020

This post is the twentieth and final excerpt serializing the book Feels Like Home.<


Graphic with Feels Like Home book cover
James Sherman, November 25, 2020

This post is the nineteenth in a series of excerpts serializing the book Feels Like Home


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