Director’s Letter – Newsletter – July 2016

Dear Libros Schmibros Nation (or at least County),

We have some good news. You can probably guess that the novels of Gabriel García Márquez have consistently numbered among the most ­circulated here at our lending library on Mariachi Plaza. There’s even a street named after the author of “Cien años de soledad” in Boyle Heights a few blocks away.

Well, the Ford Amphitheatre has accepted our proposal for a 50th ­anniversary screening, on August 5, of the classic, too ­little­ remembered Mexican western “Tiempo de Morir” ­­ written by Gabriel García Márquez (with an assist from the great Mexican man of letters Carlos Fuentes).

Tiempo de Morir trailer

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Reading by Moonlight with David Kipen – March 2015

Take Two’s book critic David Kipen, founder of Libros Schmibros, joins the show with his list of literary highlights for the coming month:

Into the Beautiful North  - Urrea

Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

— from KPCC / SCPR.org

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Read the full article here  |  Listen here:  Reading by Moonlight – Take Two – March 2015

 View David Kipen‘s full archive on the KPCC website or view the Take Two webpage.

Photo courtesy of The Big Read

Reading by Moonlight with David Kipen – February 2015

In this month’s installment, the new novel by Los Angeles novelist and screenwriter Seth Greenland, “I Regret Everything” is one of David’s picks for February.

I Regret Everything - Seth Greenland

David also discusses: the literature of the Inland Empire, and upcoming literary and cultural events.

Read the full article here  |  Listen here:  Reading by Moonlight – Take Two – February 2015

 View David Kipen‘s full archive on the KPCC website or view the Take Two webpage.

Reading by Moonlight with David Kipen – January 2015

Just in time for the Full Wolf Moon, it’s time for another installment of Reading by Moonlight, David Kipen’s roundup of bibliocentric events.

This month, David highlights a slew of upcoming LA-related book releases from a biography of author and screenwriter Dalton Trumbo to the new book from LA Times’ Homicide Report blogger, Jill Leovy.

 

Dalton Trumbo and wife Cleo at his 1947 HUAC hearing

Read the full article here  |  Listen here:  Reading by Moonlight – Take Two – January 2015
(Reading by Moonlight starts around 31:00)

 View David Kipen‘s full archive on the KPCC website or view the Take Two webpage.

 

This content originally appeared on KPCC, SCPR and Take Two.

Reading by Moonlight with David Kipen – December 2014

Just in time for the Full Cold Moon, Reading by Moonlight, David Kipen’s monthly wrap up of California-inspired literary news.  In this month’s installment, David discusses ‘Earthquakes! Mudslides! Fires! and Riots,’ CA portraits, LA’s on the map and recommends great gifts for bibliophiles.

 

David Kipen - portrait by Don Bachardy

David Kipen – portrait by Don Bachardy

Read the full article here  |  Listen here:  Reading by Moonlight – Take Two – November 6, 2014

 View David Kipen‘s full archive on the KPCC website or view the Take Two webpage.