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Book Love: Spruce Up Your Library this Valentine’s Day

The season of love is upon us, and while dinner with your darling may be nice and all, have you ever seen the gloriousness that is row upon row of thoughtfully cultivated books? Your collection of books will still be there when the flowers fade, so show them some love this Valentine’s Day and spruce […]

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Konstellation Press at La Playa Books!

La Playa Books welcomed Konstellation Press and their presentation of “Magic, Murder, and Mystery” last Thursday evening. The book is an anthology of short stories written by The Second Thursday Writers Group, so named so that the members would never forget what day of the week they were scheduled to meet. Frustrated with the limitations […]

PLNU Writer Symposium

Meet Jane Smiley at PLNU’s Writer’s Symposium

  Point Loma Nazarene University’s 2018 Writer’s Symposium by the Sea kicks off on Monday, February 19 with an incredible roster of authors including Deepak Chopra, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Pulitzer Prize winner, Jane Smiley. The Writer’s Symposium is an annual event founded by Dr. Dean Nelson and brings lively, evocative conversations to PLNU from some […]

Wanjiru Warama at La Playa Books

Last weekend La Playa Books was thrilled to host local author Wanjiru Warama as she discussed her memoirs, “Unexpected America” and “Entangled in America”. With a calm voice and gentle smile, Wanjiru shared the outline of her life with her captivated audience, explaining how she came to be in America far from her Kenyan roots. […]

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5 Famous Authors From California

The sunshine and promise the name California brings to mind has captivated people since the gold rush, prompting millions to abandon all and head West to make their fortune. California has not only given many their dreams, but has also sprung some of the world’s most talented writers from her soil. These 5 famous authors […]

5 Lengthy Classics to Tackle in 2018

Many great classics of literature are so intimidatingly long that the thought of plowing through them is simply overwhelming. However, the riches these verbose classics contain are well worth the effort and discipline it takes to read them from cover to cover. What better time to begin reading some of the great works of literature […]

Write Out Loud at La Playa Books!

La Playa Books was thrilled to welcome Write Out Loud this past Saturday and their live readings of holiday poems and short stories! Founded in 2007 by San Diego actors Veronica Murphy and Walter Ritter, Write Out Loud is a local non-profit dedicated to promoting literacy with live readings by professional actors.   Tim West […]