Five Local Authors Pick the Must-See Panels at the Festival of Books

The annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books can be a daunting affair: large crowds, hundreds of booths, countless panels, discussions, and concerts. Facing too many options? Take a page out of these writers' books.

LeVar Burton Would Like to Read You a Story

The actor, PBS host, and now podcaster, wants grown-ups to get back to books
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A New Book Takes a Look Inside Local Creatives’ Private Spaces

"Creative Spaces" from the co-creators of POKETO offers an intimate peek at the homes and studios of artists and makers
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A New Book Takes a Long Overdue Look at the History of Native Americans in Comedy

Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff chronicles 150 years of Native comedy, from the days of Wild West shows to the internet age
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Liz Phair Shines a Light on Dark Matter in ‘Horror Stories’

The arch '90s rocker paddled through the muck and found her home on the Pacific coast

Two Questions For Jenny Okun

I know you’ve had your work published in other photography books and had a book of your architecture photographs published as well. What is different about this project? ...

New Reviews: May

Dreams of JoyBy Lisa See(Random House, 368 pages, $26)Local writer Lisa See delivers her follow-up to 2010’s Shanghai Girls, in which sisters Pearl and May left war-torn China for L.A....

Get Your Literary Fix at Sumarr, Diana Arterian’s Seasonal Reading Series

It's the best place in town to discover fresh talent

7 Books You Need to Read this October

Curl up with a new collection of short stories from Anthony Marra or dive into swimmer Diana Nyad’s memoir

3 Books to Kick Off Your March Reading

Personal essays, an historic love story, and a symbolic short story collection