We at Angel City Press are honored that two ACP books are nominated for the 2016 Southern California Independent Booksellers Association awards.
Of SCIBA’s 200 nominations, Stephen Gee and Arnold Schwartzman’s book Los Angeles Central Library: A History of Art and Architecture was nominated for the Glenn Goldman Award for Art, Architecture, and Photography. William Deverell and Darryl Holter’s Woody Guthrie L.A. 1937-1941 was honored with a nomination in the Adult Non-Fiction category. Angel City Press will attend the awards luncheon on Saturday, October 22, as part of SCIBA's annual weekend Fall Trade Show. For the Friday night festivities, ACP author and musician Darryl Holter will perform from his repertoire of Woody Guthrie and Guthrie-inspired songs.
Regardless of the outcome of the SCIBA awards, to have two books nominated in a single year is an amazing honor. We take great pleasure in producing books about Los Angeles, and are humbled to be recognized by independent booksellers, the most important judges of a book's quality.
On September 17, ACP was bursting with pride when its authors Naomi Hirahara and Geraldine Knatz won the annual Bruckman award for their book Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor, which was funded by the Port of Los Angeles and produced by ACP. As a support group for the Los Angeles Public Library, the Bruckman Rare Book Friends supports the Rare Books Room and purchases special items for Central Library departments.