Ojai Valley Book Co., a rare-book firm, has acquired Times Change Press, also based in Ojai.
Times Change Press was founded in New York City in 1970 and was purchased in 1987 by Lamar and Sally Hoover, who moved the company to Ojai. Times Change publishes books, pamphlets and posters on social issues, sexual politics, ecology and ethics.
Current Publisher Michael Sherick said he plans to maintain the 30-title backlist that includes "The Traffic in Women" by Emma Goldman, "The Early Homosexual Rights Movement (1864-1935)" by John Lauretsen and David Thorstad, "How Deep Is Deep Ecology?" by George Bradford, and Kathryn Taylor's "Generations of Denial: 75 Short Biographies of Women in History."
"Times change again and again, but Times Change Press will continue to follow the radical impulse of my predecessors," Sherick said. "We intend to publish books on politics and culture that are annoyingly interesting, entertaining, working-class, highbrow and candid."
Times Change expects to publish three new titles in the fall/winter season this year, six titles in 1998, and nine to 12 annually thereafter.