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  • Writing from California comes to L.A. Thursday through Saturday

    Writing from California comes to L.A. Thursday through Saturday
    On Thursday night, Walter Mosley kicks off the Los Angeles edition of Writing from California, a two-part series separated by four months and 400 miles. The Los Angeles event is two-plus days of free literary programs -- panels, readings, discussions,...
  • James Thurber gets a boost from Ben Stiller

    James Thurber gets a boost from Ben Stiller
    A book doesn't have to be a movie tie-in to see the benefit of a film's release. Readers don't need to see a star's face on the book's cover, it turns out: They just need to see the author's name. That's what's shown by the year-end numbers at the...
  • DreamWorks Animation launches publishing unit

    DreamWorks Animation launches publishing unit
    DreamWorks Animation is branching into the book publishing business. The Glendale-based studio known for its computer-animated movies said it was launching a new division to publish digital and print books inspired by the studio's library of a...
  • Huntington Library buys Marquez collection of early L.A. photos

    Huntington Library buys Marquez collection of early L.A. photos
    The Huntington Library has purchased the extensive photographic trove of Ernest Marquez, a descendant of Mexican land grantees who owned what became Santa Monica and Rustic canyons and parts of Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica. Amassed over a 50-...
  • Huntington buys trove of 4,600 historic L.A. images

    Huntington buys trove of 4,600 historic L.A. images
    The Huntington Library has purchased the extensive photographic trove of Ernest Marquez, a descendant of Mexican land grantees who owned what became known as Santa Monica and Rustic canyons and parts of Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica. Amassed over...
  • Huntington Library President Steven Koblik to retire in 2015

    Huntington Library President Steven Koblik to retire in 2015
    The story has been corrected. Please see details at the end of the story. After 12 years leading one of Southern California's major cultural institutions, Steven S. Koblik said he will be retiring as president of the Huntington Library, Art Collection,...
  • Kate DiCamillo wins Newbery Medal; Printz, Caldecott awards announced

    Kate DiCamillo wins Newbery Medal; Printz, Caldecott awards announced
    Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn. The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive"...
  • Imagining Borges' 'Library of Babel'

    Imagining Borges' 'Library of Babel'
    Jorge Luis Borges’ “The Library of Babel” is one of my favorite stories. Published in 1941, it describes a library that houses every book that has ever been written and every book that has never been written: an edifice of possibilities,...
  • Spanish-language books flourish thanks to e-readers

    Spanish-language books flourish thanks to e-readers
    For decades, finding Spanish-language books in the U.S. was like tilting at windmills. Booksellers stocked few titles in the language of Cervantes, and those they carried came at a hefty premium. A paperback copy of "Don Quijote" in the original Spanish...
  • Significant Evelyn Waugh collection donated to the Huntington

    Significant Evelyn Waugh collection donated to the Huntington
    On Thursday the Huntington Library announced a significant donation: a collection of Evelyn Waugh books, manuscripts and correspondence. The gift will make the Huntington the second leading center of Waugh studies in the world. Waugh, born in 1903 in...
  • Nine Los Angeles libraries to resume Sunday hours

    Nine Los Angeles libraries to resume Sunday hours
    Nine Los Angeles public libraries will once again open their doors on Sundays. Following several years of budget-related closures, downtown's Central Library and all eight regional libraries will now be open from 1 to 5 p.m., beginning this Sunday....