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Happy Birthday, Angel City Press!

September 22, '16 by Victoria Bernal

On the first autumn day of 2016, the Angel City Press team woke up to a pretty wonderful birthday surprise. As ACP embarks on its 25th year publishing books in Los Angeles, one of its favorite authors Josh Kun (yes, they are all favorites!!) was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. That’s a big... read more

Digging Into LA‘s Agricultural Roots with the LA County Fair

September 17, '16 by Victoria Bernal

Every September, the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona gives thousands of Angelenos the opportunity to dig into the region’s agricultural roots. Children chase young farm animals, grind cornmeal into chicken feed, and cheer during the popular pig races. These activities harken back to a time when Los Angeles was once... read more

Culinary Memories Inspired by Bullocks Wilshire Tea Room

August 27, '16 by Victoria Bernal

Angel City Press authors Stephen Gee and Arnold Schwartzman have been busy speaking about their new book Los Angeles Central Library: A History of its Art and Architecture. Last Monday, the pair spoke to an audience that included actor George Takei at Chevaliers. The day before, the Society of Architectural... read more

Good Luck To Our Summer Intern!!

August 19, '16 by Melisa Hipolito

We're going to miss our fabulous intern Melisa Hipolito when she goes back to Barnard College! She's amazing and learned how to publish a book in 12 short weeks! Before she heads back to New York, we asked Melisa to share her reflections about Angel City Press and her summer internship:  Originally... read more

SPECTACULAR ILLUMINATION rolls into town...

August 04, '16 by Scott McAuley

We are so excited that Spectacular Illumination has arrived at our warehouse and is getting dressed for its September 1 debut in stores. Can't wait? Order your copy via the button and we'll send it out to you right away! <a href="https://angel-city-press.myshopify.com/cart/14696772359:1" target="_blank">Buy Spectacular Illumination</a>   [4-Aug-2016] read more

visit Angel City Press in booth 119 at the L.A. Times Festival of Books at USC

March 29, '16 by Scott McAuley

Join us to celebrate books, reading, ideas, and springtime!On Saturday, April 9 (from 10am-6pm) and Sunday, April 10 (from 10am-5pm)Angel City Press will be in Booth 119 (near Tommy Trojan, next to Vroman's) at the 20th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC.Of course, Angel City Press books will be... read more

Rude Interruptions: Woody Guthrie in Los Angeles & Topanga

March 10, '16 by Scott McAuley

Thanks for Joel Bellman of the Topanga Messenger for a terrific perspective on the events surrounding the new Angel City Press book Woody Guthrie L.A. 1937 to 1941 by Darryl Holter and William Deverell. Read the piece here. It seems that our vagabond troubador strained the patience of even the legendarially mellow folks in... read more

In a jam? The revised and expanded KNOTT'S PRESERVED will un-stick you!

July 21, '15 by Scott McAuley

After a complete sell-out of the original 2010 edition, Knott’s Preserved: From Boysenberry to Theme Park, the History of Knott’s Berry Farm (Revised Edition) is back -- and it's an expanded and updated treat for berry-farm fans everywhere. As they combed through theme-park archives to locate additional images and stories... read more

It's about time TO LIVE AND DINE IN L.A.

June 10, '15 by Scott McAuley

We love to live. We love to dine. We love L.A. So... why not learn about living and dining in L.A. in style? The exhibition -- and the book --  To Live and Dine in L.A. launches on June 13, 2015. Come to the Los Angeles Central Library and see it... read more

Join us at the Festival of Books at USC on 18/19-Apr-2015

April 11, '15 by Scott McAuley

The weekend of April 18-19, 2015 marks the twentieth running of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Please join the Angel City Press crew at USC (we are in booth 119, next to Vroman's and near Tommy Trojan) in celebrating books, writers, literacy, and springtime. Of course, Angel City... read more

R.I.P. Al Martinez, 1929-2015

January 13, '15 by Scott McAuley

The Los Angeles Times fittingly used its most emblematic resource -- a former Times staffer -- to pen its obituary for Al Martinez, who died Monday after a long struggle with COPD. Lately, Al had been writing for LAObserved.com, before that for the Daily News, and for a generation prior at... read more

Two minutes with MABEL AND ME...

June 11, '14 by Scott McAuley

Take a two-minute look at the fabulous Mabel Normand, complete with placards and a soundtrack from the epilogue of Jon Boorstin's novel Mabel and Me, published by none other than Angel City Press. [11-Jun-2014] read more

John Parkinson, 80 years on...

May 08, '14 by Scott McAuley

It has been quite a year since the initial publication of Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles by Stephen Gee.  We have moved from a collective "John who?" at the book's City Hall Rotunda launch to the dedication of John Parkinson Square at Fifth and Spring, and prominent recognition of... read more

Lonnie White, 1964-2014

March 31, '14 by Scott McAuley

from Paddy: Angel City Press had the honor of working with wonderful Lonnie White and his chronicle UCLA vs. USC: 75 years of the Greatest Rivalry in Sports. His positive spirit will live on in our hearts. We have lost a friend. from Scott: The Times closed its book division... read more

How about that Pau Gasol? How about them Lakers?

February 27, '14 by Scott McAuley

Gasol puts his hand on people’s shoulders to minimize the effect of his height advantage; he drops to his knees to connect with sick children at their eye level. He has been an ambassador for UNICEF for more than a decade, once dipping his finger into special formula to feed a severely malnourished Ethiopian year-old baby who had lost his mother.

Yes, soft…yet tough enough to save Bryant and the Lakers in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.

And for all that has gone wrong since, he hasn’t gone running.

[27-Feb-2014]

"Chain" of fools thwarted, for now

February 27, '14 by Scott McAuley

Hooray!! We are proud as punch of all those folks whose efforts to save Paul Conrad's amazing "Chain Reaction" sculpture at the Santa Monica Civic Center (finally) resonated with our town's powers-that-be.  For details, see David Ng's 2/26/2014 piece "Santa Monica votes to save 'Chain Reaction' by Paul Conrad" on the L.A.... read more

Welcome, Dory Dutton! | Best wishes, Chuck Morrell!

January 16, '14 by Scott McAuley

Angel City Press is thrilled to welcome Dory Dutton as our new sales director. If you are a bookseller in need of ACP sales assistance, please contact Dory via email at ddutton@angelcitypress.com. After thirteen years at ACP, Chuck Morrell has traded in the books for the grandkids. We are equally honored... read more