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Writers Group

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. […]

Author Event: Jason Freeman

Embark on an awkwardly awesome and imperfect journey on November 26th, 2-4 p.m., with your guide, Jason Freeman, as he endeavors to uncover life’s most elusive qualities: success and satisfaction. Jason was eager to enter the world, and in his haste, his umbilical cord kinked like a garden hose; the lack of oxygen resulted in […]

Author Signing: Elizabeth St. John

Award-winning author Elizabeth St.John tells this dramatic story of love, betrayal, family bonds and loyalty through the eyes of her ancestor Lucy and her family’s surviving diaries, letters and court papers. Come hear about her latest book, ‘By Love Divided’ on Guy Fawkes Day! Meet the author at La Playa Books 1026 Rosecrans St. San […]

Vida La Playa Art Event – 9/10/17

During these hot and muggy days, we’ve been preparing the store for our second art reception.  April’s art afternoon with Jeff Yeomans was such a great success that we asked him whether he’d curate another show with the work of his peers.  Jeff went above and beyond and provided six San Diego landscape painters.  We […]