Thank you, Pablo Helguera and Vincent Price Art Museum

Yesterday, we got a call from the Vincent Price Museum about a new exhibit opening Saturday about Spanish language books. The exhibit will allow visitors to buy Spanish books on a “pay what you want” basis. The artist, Pablo Helguera, wanted the money collected to go to a local non-profit, so the Museum offered it to us.  Thank you, Pablo Helguera and Vincent Price Art Museum! Read more about the artist and the art installation here.

The installation runs from September 17, 2022 to February 18, 2023
Opening Reception September 17th from 6 – 8 PM

Directions and parking information is located at the bottom of the page.

We are Thrilled to Be one of Alta’s Favorite Bookstores

Alta Journal just published “Alta’s Favorite Bookstores: Update 2“, and we are over the moon to find ourselves at #3. Thank you, Alta! The three top picks of this Update 2 are right here in Southern California, there are 12 in all, on this list. Got a road trip coming up? Why not check a few out?

Read the full article here.

David Kipen 2pm Today at LA Times Festival of Books

It’s not too late to get out to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC. As David Kipen, founder of Libros Schmibros, said yesterday:

By the way, I’m doing a 2pm panel at the Book Festival tomorrow, Saturday. They’re calling it “California: You’re Beautiful No Matter What They Say.” … I’ll be flogging Dear Los Angeles, of course, plus a terrific new photography book, Mulholland, that I wrote the introduction for.

–David Kipen

book cover image of Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters 1542 to 2018 - Edited by David Kipen
Mulholland by Karen Halverson, Essay by David Kipen

Happy Earth Day from Libros Schmibros

line drawing of hands holding the Earth with text - Happy Earth Day from Libros Schmibros Lending Library and Reading used books is good for the planet.

Reading used books is good for the planet, your wallet and your mind.

Borrowing books from a library is a great way to REDUCE (you don’t have to buy or store the book) – REUSE (because, used books, carefully curated for you) and – RECYCLE (bring ’em back and get more). Win-win-win-win! You can take Metro to Libros (we’re across the plaza from Mariachi Plaza Station on Metro L (Gold) line!

Can’t make it in today? No problem. We are open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 to 6 PM.

Want to make a book donation? Kindly read the Book Donation Guidelines and get in touch.