We have a wide range of books to choose from. Search our catalog and request up to 4 free books! Pickup only on weekends, 12-6pm. In our drama section, we have James Baldwin’s 1964 play Blues for Mister Charlie about the murder of a black man in a small Southern town.
The Reading Group on Mexican Philosophy & Culture discusses the ideas of Mexican intellectuals past and present. Meetings will be semi-monthly Wednesday nights on ZOOM. Readings will be provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the group.
Curbside Pickup returns May 30th! Grab a bag marked English, Spanish & English, or check our catalog & request a book by using the Free Books link + fill out the Book Request Form. Curbside pickup Saturdays & Sundays only
Alexa Karolinski and Colleen Jaurretche discuss Netflix new series, ‘Unorthodox’, which Karolinski helped write and produce. Marginalized communities and gentrification are also discussed in this fourth episode of the Libros Schmibros Podcast.
In this episode, Colleen Jaurretche (co-founder of Libros Schmibros) speaks with Eavan Boland, one of the great poets of Ireland who passed away on April 27th. Boland reads her poem, “That the Science of Cartography is Limited”. Format: Audio introduction followed by video recorded at Stanford University in Fall 2010.
Episode 3 of the Libros Schmibros Podcast.
Stephanie Burt and David Kipen discuss things she likes to read, fandom and the selection of her book, Advice from the Lights, by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs as its Big Read book for 2020.
Episode 2 of the Libros Schmibros Podcast.
Mike Davis and David Kipen discuss Los Angeles, City of Quartz and other writings which appear to be almost prophetic, viewed through the lens of COVID-19 and the current pandemic.
Episode 1 of the the Libros Schmibros Podcast.
You asked for it — and not always politely. “Why doesn’t Libros Schmibros do a podcast?” “Have you thought of doing a podcast?” “You should really do a podcast.”
We know! We just didn’t want to rush it. We wanted to wait until everybody else had a podcast first — and now we’ve succeeded!Continue reading “Introducing the Libros Schmibros Podcast”
In these times of enforced agoraphobia, books are even better company than usual. Rather than shutter Libros Schmibros for the duration, we will now be offering a bag of three free books apiece for friends like you to pick up and keep — or give to friends.
We’ll keep a steady supply of these bags of books — marked either “English” or “Spanish & English” — right outside our storefront in the old Boyle Hotel, safe from the elements. Our hours will remain from 12-6 Wednesday through Sunday, unless Angeleños wind up asked to stay at home completely.
If you’re hoping for a particular book, search our catalog here: https://www.librarything.com/catalog/librosschmibros, write to us on instagram or FB, and ask us for the title you want. No guarantees, but we promise do our best.
Whether by prearrangement or not, your books are waiting for you. Either walk over or just pull your car into the red zone, put on your blinkers for a minute and grab your treasure. Wave at us through the window, while you’re at it. We’ll be inside, catching up on our cataloguing and restocking, and we look forward to welcoming you back inside as soon as possible…
David and the whole Libros team
103 N. Boyle Avenue in Boyle Heights, just north of First Street