I have an idea to boost the Book Review's pitiful readership figures. Why not devote the Review's back page to Companionship-ego-sex want ads a la the New York Review of Books?
Los Angeles cognoscente can easily outstrip New York's in their narcissism--and we all know the singles/marrieds' scene is desperate here.
Why not have a go at this? There may be only five ads to begin with, but this could become such an attraction that you won't even have to hide the Book Review.