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book covers of three of the movies coming out in January
Christa Deitrick, January 07, 2020

January is the cruelest month for movies based on books—or movies in general, for that matter. The weakest releases typically happen in the early months of the year, far away from the summer and holiday blockbuster seasons.


best of 2019 books wrapped up in a bow
Sheryn Morris, December 19, 2019

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 2019 as selected by our staff, who volunteered their recommendations.


book covers of three of the movies coming out in December
Christa Deitrick, December 04, 2019

Here in L.A. we had a wet Thanksgiving and we probably won’t have a white Christmas, but we can still take part in that old tradition—big-budget holiday movies.


three movie posters coming out in November
Christa Deitrick, November 06, 2019

Put away the plastic skeletons and styrofoam headstones. November is upon us—let the holiday film season begin. There’s always a slew of major releases that come out this time of year, so read on for a sneak peek of brand-new movies that are based on books!


5 spooky movie covers
Christa Deitrick, October 05, 2019

There’s not much going on this month in terms of new movies based on books. There’s Joker and The Addams Family, but those are based on comic book/cartoon characters, not book-length works of fiction.


collage of Movie Posters and books
Elizabeth Graney, September 04, 2019

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.


collage of Movie Posters and books
Elizabeth Graney, August 05, 2019

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.


3 book covers and their accompanying podcast logos
Elizabeth Graney, July 05, 2019

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. But, every once in a while, we have a month that’s a little light on book to film adaptations.


three movie posters coming out in June
Elizabeth Graney, June 04, 2019

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.


three movie posters coming out in May
Elizabeth Graney, May 03, 2019

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.


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