Read about our involvement in the third annual San Diego Book Crawl!
A rare book collection is a wonderful thing to have. Curating your own library of special titles is a magnificent joy. However, like all material things, rare books begin to disintegrate over time. This can be alarming, especially if you have invested a considerable amount in your collection. Her are some tips for […]
La Playa Books was thrilled to host a meet-and-greet with author Jill Hall! Currently working on the third novel in her series of historical fiction and magical realism, Hall actually began her career as a teacher. “I taught in the San Diego school district for 20 years, but there was no support for […]
The power of the written word has changed whole collective mind-sets, sparked revolutions, and changed lives on micro and macro levels. Considering this, it’s no surprise that the powers that be have often attempted to limit the public’s access to certain written materials in an effort to retain control over the masses. […]
In a time when many claim the book is dying, poetry has been infused with new life. According to new data from the National Endowment for the Arts, poetry sales in 2017 were at an all-time high. We’ve noticed the same here at La Playa Books and couldn’t be happier about it! […]
La Playa Books was thrilled to host Dr. Sandra Bonura at the store this past Sunday! A noted teacher and historian, Dr. Bonura spoke on the turbulent history of the Kingdom of Hawai’i as told through the eyes of the young American teacher, Ida Pope. With the help of a visual presentation filled […]
It’s no secret that the independent book business took a massive hit with the rise of online retail giants like Amazon. With small stores unable to match the low costs and free shipping available online, many readers turned to the web to fill their books needs, leaving local stores to flounder. In spite of this, […]
Western author James Clay spoke to a packed house in the store last Sunday afternoon. With animated enthusiasm, Clay regaled the crowd with the history and structure of the Western genre, pointing out that the Western is the mythology of America. From dime novels, to pulp magazine, to the paperback, to the Golden […]