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Jazz and Art came together at La Playa books last Thursday night with the art of Dorothy Annette and the smooth jazz of saxophonist Brandon Johnson. The pairing of jazz and art was no coincidence, as the two have been closely linked throughout Annette’s creative journey. “Music is the reason I started painting,” […]
Last weekend La Playa Books had the honor of hosting poet Joan Gannij for a reading of some of her work. Wine and cheese in hand, audience members were regaled by poems that ranged from the thoughtful and warm to outright humorous. Gannij, originally from San Diego but currently residing in Amsterdam, infused her poems […]
It can be difficult to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. The traditional route of flowers and a card are no doubt appreciated, but they may not convey the depth you want to express. If your mother is a reader, book lover, or simply has a special place in her heart for a particular book […]
Last weekend was a whirlwind of activity as all of us here at La Playa Books joined in the national celebration of independent bookstores! We were excited to see so many people participating in the bookstore crawl, earning stamps on their passports, and winning exclusive prizes. Over the course of the weekend, 863 passports were given […]
As part of #bookstoreday 2018, La Playa Books and eight other local independent booksellers are taking part in a Bookstore Crawl! Pick up your passport at any of the nine locations & get it stamped with a purchase on April 28th and 29th. Collect four stamps & get a limited-edition San Diego Bookstore Day Crawl tote and entry into […]
The brilliant Stephen Hawking passed away on March 14, 2018, leaving behind a brilliant legacy in the world of theoretical physics. Professor Hawking first made waves in the scientific community when his book, A Brief History of Time, became a phenomenal bestseller, making his theories about black holes accessible to the layman and academic […]