Lemmy: A Real Son of a… Librarian

Lemmy: A Real Son of a… Librarian

Much has been written in the wake of Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister's passing. But lost amidst all the accolades and remembrances of the Motorhead frontman who married the sounds of heavy metal and punk and almost single-handedly invented thrash is the fact that he was the son of a librarian and an av... [ more ]

John Fante: The Spirit of Los Angeles

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Some 35 years ago, Charles Bukowski wrote, “Fante was my god”—and with those four words, he brought John Fante and his great books back out of near-obscurity. The quote is from the preface Bukowski wrote for the 1980 Black Sparrow Press reissue of Fante's 1939 novel Ask the Dust, his semi-autobiographical masterpiece of loneliness and Los Angeles, optimism and passion in the face of destitution... [ more ]

California’s Wild Coast: Poet Robinson Jeffers

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“The greatest beauty is organic wholeness, the wholeness of life and things, the divine beauty of the universe.” -- from “The Answer” by Robinson Jeffers Within his lifetime, the work of Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) was at various points revered, deliberately shunned, and generally neglected. In 1932, the poet was featured on the cover of Time magazine; but by 1948 his publisher, Random House... [ more ]

Upcoming Event

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The 49th California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held Feb. 12-14, 2016, at the Pasadena Convention Center. For more information, please visit cabookfair.com.

February 12th, 2016 - February 14th, 2016

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