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February 19, 2016 Kipen: Harper Lee ‘let her book speak for her’


May 19, 2015 Gina’s People: Libros Schmibros

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

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


Sep 14, 2014 ¿Quién Dice que los Latinos No Leen?

Sep 14, 2014 Who Says Latinos Don’t Read?

Apr 18, 2014 Hammer Video (it dates from 2011)


December 3rd, 2013 Libros Schmibros Celebrates 3rd Anniversary in the LA Review of Books

March 14, 2013 Robert Pacheco photo notes blog

Feb 19, 2013 The Origin Story of Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights


Springboard Fund, Awarded 2012:

Oct 24, 2012 Steve Saldivar’s “David Kipen and Libros Schmibros – A Library Bookstore in ”:

Ongoing rapturous Yelp reviews, if that’s relevant; they also sent us a Yelp seal of approval to put in our window:

Oct 4, 2012 – By Lourdes Espinoza
”Libros Schmibros bookstore opens in Boyle Heights”:…/libros-schmibros-bookstore-opens-in-boyle-heig...

April 13, 2012 By Kevin Roderick in LA Observed

March 27, 2012 by Kris Fortin Libros Schmibros Lending Library and Bookshop Moves to Mariachi Plaza”:


December 25, 2011 “Libros Schmibros isn’t your ordinary used bookstore” by Elyse Perlmutter-Gumbiner:

November 17, 2011 “Libros Schmibros Is About More than Books”:

10/20/11 “Book Justice for All” by Colleen Jaurretche

Undated: 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”

Sept., 2011 Writer: Nicole C., Photographer: Christopher B.

September 6, 2011 Libros Schmibros offers literary levity at temporary location in Hammer Museum by Kylie Reynolds:

Saturday, September 3, 2011 Libros Schmibros at the UCLA Hammer Museum:

Tue, Aug 30, 2011 Libros Schmibros at the Hammer: What’s a Boyle Heights Bookstore Doing at the Westwood Art Museum? By Sam Bloch:

August 28, 2011 by Erick Huerta in LA Eastside

July 19, 2011 2:46 PM Father Boyle to Begin Gold Line Book Tour At Libros Schmibros By Matthew Fleischer:

July 13, 2011 David Kipen talks about opening Libros-mentions the Hammer

May 25, 2011 “A Week in Culture: Matthew Specktor in LA”

May 18, 2011 The Story with Dick Gordon – Libros Schmibros

May 5, 2011 KABC Eyewitness News – Boyle Heights growing art scene, Libros Schmibros mention

April 27th, 2011 Libros Schmibros by Isaac Fitzgerald:

April 25, 2011 GOOD magazine By Alissa Walker (editor)

Monday, March 28, 2011 By Daniel OlivasA lovely time at Libros Schmibros, now on to Kepler’s Books!”:


Nov. 10, 2010 Libros Schmibros is taking lit to the streets in LA by Melville House:

November 9, 2010 LA Times By Reed Johnson “Libros Schmibros is part library, part used-book seller, totally chill”

November 8, 2010 LA Times Jacket Copy Carolyn Kellogg

November 3, 2010 La Opinion Article by Gabriel Lerner on Libros Schmibros
(in Spanish)–schmibros-220064-1.html#commentsBlock

September 19, 2010 La Bloga – Libros Schmibros post

Aug 27, 2010 KPCC In Boyle Heights, a bookstore with a schtick

August 21, 2010 Art’s Alive on KUSC with Gail Eichenthal – Libros Schmibros podcast

Thursday, August 05, 2010 Bread and Bread

August 1, 2010 by Erick Huerta in LA Eastside: