We Are Open!

Interior of Libros Schmibros with staff offering books - We are open, January 5, 2022.

We are open! We’d love to see you, Wednesday – Sunday, 12 to 6 pm. It’s a great time to find a favorite book, or to find a book and start reading again, in case you’ve fallen out of the habit. It’s a lovely habit.

We are located across the street from Mariachi Plaza Station, next door to La Monarca Bakery and across Mariachi Plaza from Un Solo Sol. Why not make a day of it?

Happy New Year! Feliz 2022 a todos! See you Wednesday

Happy New Year! Feliz 2022 a todos! See you Wednesday — we reopen January 5th. Nobody ever leaves Libros without a book, unless they want to, so come by Wed-Sun 12 to 6 PM and find your new favorite book.

If you haven’t ever been to Libros Schmibros Lending Library before, it’s a great way to start the new year! We are across the street from Metro’s Mariachi Station, in the historic Boyle Hotel, next to La Monarca (a fantastic place to grab a cup of Cafe de Olla and a delicious baked item), and across the plaza from Un Solo Sol. Why not make an afternoon of it? Here’s a handy map.

Don’t miss the Libros float in tomorrow’s Rose Parade!

Dear Booklovers,

Did the Internet take the day off? Is your inbox as quiet as mine? Where is everybody? I wasn’t going to bother you about Libros again so soon, but all this quiet is freaking me out.

OK, there’s another reason I’m intruding on your inbox detox. I just heard on public radio that the CARES Act created some kind of temporary tax deduction for charitable gifts up to $300, just so long as they’re made before midnight tonight.

David and the Libros Team, in times of Covid-19, keeping the lending library open!

Of course, public radio stations would say that, wouldn’t they? Still, is there any chance you’d consider making a year-end gift to Libros?

If so, by all means click the DONUT button below, and close out 2021 — or start 2022 — feeling like a mensch! (Or a nice Jewish girl, as the case may be!)

P.S. Sorry about that shameless, come-hither subject line. Still wouldn’t a Libros float be cool? How would you decorate it? Suggestions welcome!

Wishing you a happy, healthy new year full of books and the time to read them,

David and the whole Libros team

Local author seeks to revive the Federal Writers’ Project – Spectrum News

Local author seeks to revive the Federal Writers’ Project – Spectrum News
By Hannah Poukish and Alex Cohen El Segundo PUBLISHED 3:30 PM PT Dec. 23, 2021

“David Kipen believes the time is right to jumpstart a new version of the Federal Writers’ Project in the United States.

The writer and founder of Libros Schmibros has been working to recreate a Depression-era work program for modern times. In an interview with “Inside the Issues” host Alex Cohen, Kipen explained how COVID-19 has put American writers in economic circumstances similar to the 1930s.

“We’ve been up this creek before. The Writers’ Project was one thing that helped get us out of it, and not just get writers out of it, but get readers out of it,” he said. ”

Watch the video or read the full article here.