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2021

June 3, 2021 REP. LIEU AND DAVID KIPEN DISCUSS 21ST CENTURY FEDERAL WRITERS’ PROJECT WITH LA TIMES TODAY
https://youtu.be/0LT-Iz03X6g

May 19, 2021 Why not redo Depression-era Federal Writers’ Project? This time, pay writers to document COVID for history
Written by Danielle Chiriguayo
https://www.kcrw.com/news/shows/press-play-with-madeleine-brand/israel-palestine-coronavirus-writing-refugee/21-century-federal-writers-project

May 10, 2021 Rep. Ted Lieu Bill Aims to Give America’s Writers Work – Take Two with A Martinez
https://omny.fm/shows/take-two/rep-ted-lieu-bill-aims-to-give-americas-writers-wo

May 6, 2021 How a COVID-era Federal Writers Project went from wild idea to a proposed bill
By Dorany Pineda
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2021-05-06/how-a-covid-era-federal-writers-project-went-from-wild-idea-to-a-proposed-bill

May 6, 2021 REPS LIEU AND LEGER FERNANDEZ INTRODUCE THE 21ST CENTURY FEDERAL WRITERS’ PROJECT ACT
Press Release
https://lieu.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/reps-lieu-and-leger-fernandez-introduce-21st-century-federal-writers

2020

December 22, 2020 The enduring lessons of a New Deal writers project
by Jon Allsop
https://www.cjr.org/special_report/new-deal-journalism-federal-writers-project.php

May 12, 2020 Writers’ groups struggling under COVID-19 appeal to L.A. City Council for help
by Dorany Pineda
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2020-05-12/writers-la-city-council-letter-coronavirus

May 6, 2020 85 years ago, FDR saved American writers. Could it ever happen again?
by David Kipen
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2020-05-06/post-coronavirus-federal-writers-project

February 27, 2020 21 Behind-The-Scenes “Gentefied” Facts That Are Downright Interesting
by Pablo Valdivia
https://www.buzzfeed.com/pablovaldivia/behind-the-scenes-gentefied-facts

2019

September 10, 2019 Library Schmibrary:  Libros Schmibros receives colorful makeover for Los Angeles’s Boyle Heights space
by Shane Reiner-Roth
https://www.archpaper.com/2019/09/libros-schmibros-makeover-boyle-heights-space/

September 1, 2019 Classic movies in L.A. this week: Peter Fonda in ‘Easy Rider’ and more
by Matt Cooper
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-08-27/classic-movies-things-to-do-in-la-this-week-peter-fonda-easy-rider-hired-hand-sept-1-8

2018

December 16, 2018 Op-Ed: Check that shoe box full of your family letters. There are keepers that can fill in L.A.’s history
by David Kipen
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-kipen-save-letters-diaries-for-history-20181216-story.html

July 27, 2018 Libros Schmibros Lending Library Has Moved Into The Historic Boyle Hotel
by Beidi Zhang
https://laist.com/news/entertainment/libros-schmibros-lending-library-moves-into-historic-boyle-hotel

April 18, 2018 Critic at Large David Kipen on El Segundo in literature
by David Kipen
https://www.latimes.com/books/la-ca-jc-david-kipen-essay-20180418-story.html

2017

December 15, 2017 David Kipen recommends an overlooked book about a lost LA hero
by David Kipen
https://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-david-kipen-20171215-story.html

August 8, 2017 Parcel Containing Businesses on Mariachi Plaza up for Sale
by Sahra Sulaiman
https://la.streetsblog.org/2017/08/08/parcel-containing-businesses-on-mariachi-plaza-up-for-sale/

May 19, 2017 Where do art and the humanities belong? David Kipen on the new American Writers Museum
by David Kipen
https://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-kipen-writers-museum-20170519-htmlstory.html

2016

April 4, 2016 See A Classic Mexican Western Scripted By Gabriel García Márquez In Hollywood Friday
by Julia Wick
https://laist.com/news/entertainment/garcia-marquez-western

April 3, 2016 Novelist Gabriel García Márquez wrote a western in the ‘60s & it screens in Hollywood on Friday
by Carolina A. Miranda
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/miranda/la-et-cam-libros-schmibros-tiempo-de-morir-20160801-snap-story.html

February 19, 2016 Kipen: Harper Lee ‘let her book speak for her’
http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2016/02/19/author-harper-lee-death-reaction-david-kipen-intv-curnow-wrn.cnn/video/playlists/harper-lee/

2015

May 19, 2015 Gina’s People: Libros Schmibros
http://www.foxla.com/news/7670982-story

March 28, 2015 Mendez Reading Club turns these high schoolers into page yearners
By Steve Lopez

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-0329-lopez-mendez-20150329-column.html

March 13, 2015 How Creative Placemaking Plays a Role in the Creative Economy
Otis Report on the Creative Economy

http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/creative-placemaking-creative-economy.html

2014

Sep 14, 2014 ¿Quién Dice que los Latinos No Leen?
http://www.laopinion.com/noticias-los-angeles/article/20140914/Quien-dice-que-los-latinos-no-leen

Sep 14, 2014 Who Says Latinos Don’t Read?
http://www.laopinion.com/noticias-los-angeles/article/20140914/Quien-dice-que-los-latinos-no-leen

Apr 18, 2014 Hammer Video (it dates from 2011)
http://vimeo.com/92311812

January 11, 2014 Spanish-language books flourish thanks to e-readers
by Ken Bensinger
https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-spanish-language-books-20140112-story.html

2013

December 3rd, 2013 Libros Schmibros Celebrates 3rd Anniversary in the LA Review of Books
https://lareviewofbooks.org/interview/libros-schmibros-celebrates-3rd-anniversary

March 14, 2013 Robert Pacheco photo notes blog
http://www.pachecophoto.com/comment2-03-14-13.html

Feb 19, 2013 The Origin Story of Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights
http://www.lamag.com/citythink/citythinkblog/2013/02/19/you-cant-eat-the-sunshine-the-origin-story-of-libros-schmibros-in-boyle-heights

2012

Springboard Fund, Awarded 2012:
http://durfee.org/awardee/libros-schmibros/

Oct 24, 2012 Steve Saldivar’s “David Kipen and Libros Schmibros – A Library Bookstore in ”:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyDAbZh4hJs

Ongoing rapturous Yelp reviews, if that’s relevant; they also sent us a Yelp seal of approval to put in our window:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/libros-schmibros-lending-library-and-bookshop-los-angeles

Oct 4, 2012 – By Lourdes Espinoza”Libros Schmibros bookstore opens in Boyle Heights”
http://elaccampusnews.com/2012/10/04/libros-schmibros-bookstore-opens-in-boyle-heights/

April 13, 2012 By Kevin Roderick in LA Observed
http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2012/04/video_checking_in_on_libr.php

March 27, 2012 by Kris Fortin “Libros Schmibros Lending Library and Bookshop Moves to Mariachi Plaza”:
http://la.streetsblog.org/2012/03/27/libros-schmibros-lending-library-and-bookshop-moves-to-mariachi-plaza/

2011

December 25, 2011 “Libros Schmibros isn’t your ordinary used bookstore” by Elyse Perlmutter-Gumbiner:
http://www.atvn.org/news/2011/12/libros

November 17, 2011 “Libros Schmibros Is About More than Books”:
http://www.healthycal.org/archives/6405

10/20/11 “Book Justice for All” by Colleen Jaurretche
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/colleen-jaurretche/alternative-bookstores_b_1022011.html

Undated: Slake (Schmake) and Libros Schmibros at the Hammer
http://slake.la/emails/slake-schmake-and-libros-schmibros-at-the-hammer

September 27, 2011 By Gordon HabraBookstore [Library] Bridges Cultural Gap in L.A. / Libros Schmibros Blurs Lines Betweeen Jews and Latinos”
http://forward.com/articles/143515/bookstore-bridges-cultural-gap-in-la/

Sept., 2011 Writer: Nicole C., Photographer: Christopher B.
http://thewestwood71.blogspot.com/2011/09/libros-schmibros-or-how-tiny-bookstore.html

September 6, 2011 Libros Schmibros offers literary levity at temporary location in Hammer Museum by Kylie Reynolds:
http://dailybruin.com/2011/09/06/libros_schmibros_offers_literary_levity_at_temporary_location_in_hammer_museum/

Saturday, September 3, 2011 Libros Schmibros at the UCLA Hammer Museum:
http://englishwithmccabe.blogspot.com/2011/08/libros-schmibros-at-ucla-hammer-museum.html

Tue, Aug 30, 2011 Libros Schmibros at the Hammer: What’s a Boyle Heights Bookstore Doing at the Westwood Art Museum? By Sam Bloch:
http://www.laweekly.com/publicspectacle/2011/08/30/libros-schmibros-at-the-hammer-whats-a-boyle-heights-bookstore-doing-at-the-westwood-art-museum

August 28, 2011 by Erick Huerta in LA Eastside
http://laeastside.com/2011/08/libros-schmibros-at-the-hammer-museum/

July 19, 2011 2:46 PM Father Boyle to Begin Gold Line Book Tour At Libros Schmibros By Matthew Fleischer:
http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/father-boyle-to-begin-gold-line-book-tour-at-libros-schmibros_b142412

July 13, 2011 David Kipen talks about opening Libros-mentions the Hammer
http://www.jewishjournal.com/cover_story/article/bringing_books_to_boyle_heights_20110713/

May 25, 2011 “A Week in Culture: Matthew Specktor in LA”
http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2011/05/25/a-week-in-culture-matthew-specktor-writer-and-editor/

May 18, 2011 The Story with Dick Gordon – Libros Schmibros
http://thestory.org/archive/the_story_051811_full_show.mp3/view

May 5, 2011 KABC Eyewitness News – Boyle Heights growing art scene, Libros Schmibros mention
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8113257

April 27th, 2011 Libros Schmibros by Isaac Fitzgerald:
http://therumpus.net/2011/04/libros-schmibros/

April 25, 2011 GOOD magazine By Alissa Walker (editor)
http://www.good.is/post/the-east-l-a-bookstore-that-acts-like-a-library-annex/

Monday, March 28, 2011 By Daniel OlivasA lovely time at Libros Schmibros, now on to Kepler’s Books!”:
http://labloga.blogspot.com/2011/03/lovely-time-at-libros-schmibros-now-on.html

2010

Nov. 10, 2010 Libros Schmibros is taking lit to the streets in LA by Melville House:
http://www.mhpbooks.com/libros-schmibros-is-taking-lit-to-the-streets-in-la/

November 9, 2010 LA Times By Reed Johnson “Libros Schmibros is part library, part used-book seller, totally chill”
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/nov/09/entertainment/la-et-funky-bookstore-20101109/3

November 8, 2010 LA Times Jacket Copy Carolyn Kellogg
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2010/11/libros-schmibros.html

November 3, 2010 La Opinion Article by Gabriel Lerner on Libros Schmibros
(in Spanish)
http://www.impre.com/laopinion/opinion/columnistas/2010/11/3/libros–schmibros-220064-1.html#commentsBlock

September 19, 2010 La Bloga – Libros Schmibros post
http://labloga.blogspot.com/2010/09/libros-schmibros-que.html#links

Aug 27, 2010 KPCC In Boyle Heights, a bookstore with a schtick
http://www.scpr.org/culture/about-town/2010/08/27/boyle-heights-libros-schmibros/

August 21, 2010 Art’s Alive on KUSC with Gail Eichenthal – Libros Schmibros podcast
http://kusc.podbean.com/2010/08/21/arts-alive-august-21-2010/

Thursday, August 05, 2010 Bread and Bread
http://breadandbread.blogspot.com/2010/08/libros-schmibros.html

August 1, 2010 by Erick Huerta in LA Eastside:
http://laeastside.com/2010/08/libros-schmibros/

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