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How to Care for Your Rare Book Collection

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 […]

Dr. Sandra Bonura

“Light in the Queen’s Garden,” by Dr. Sandra Bonura

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 […]

Author James Clay

Author James Clay at La Playa Books!

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 […]