Holiday Gift Suggestions from Angel City Press

December 16, '17 by Victoria Bernal

Happy Holidays to All! We have a list of suggestions of gifts since books always make great stocking-stuffers, hostess gifts, and presents for all the holidays. For anyone who loves John Nava’s tapestries at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels as much as we do, ACP’s newest book Sacred... read more

Angel City Press Now Distributing Huntington Library Press Books

December 07, '17 by Victoria Bernal

Angel City Press is pleased to announce that it is distributing a selection of titles published by the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. "Thanks to the expertise and enthusiasm of Angel City Press, books on the vibrant history and culture of Southern California will now reach more readers... read more

ACP Author Lynell George Nominated for a Grammy

November 29, '17 by Victoria Bernal

Congratulations to Lynell George on her Grammy nomination for Best Liner Notes (winners to be announced in January)! We can hardly wait for January 2018 as that’s also when her new Angel City Press book After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame will be available in stores. We asked Lynell to share... read more

Live from the California Library Association 119th Annual Conference...

November 03, '17 by Scott McAuley

Angel City Press loves librarians and libraries!We are so pleased to be sharing our books with the library community at booth 714 in the exhibits area at the California Library Association 119th Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Riverside Convention Center (3637 5th Street). If you are attending the conference, please stop by and... read more

Remembering our friend Gibbs Smith

October 30, '17 by Scott McAuley

As the light grows short and October closes out, we at Angel City Press have reached the twenty-fifth anniversary of our founding and are rounding the corner toward the subsequent publishing of our first title. Early on in this process we learned that being an independent publisher isn't like having a "normal" business. In... read more

Two ACP Books Receive Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Gold Medals

June 26, '17 by Victoria Bernal

Angel City Press is proud to announce that two ACP titles were honored by Foreword Reviews' Book of the Year Awards this past weekend. William Deverell and Darryl Holter won the Gold Medal in the Performing Arts and Music category for their book Woody Guthrie L.A. 1937 to 1941. In the... read more

ACP Welcomes Lynell George to Its Author List!

June 06, '17 by Victoria Bernal

Angel City Press is proud—and excited—to announce that Lynell George has joined the ACP family of distinguished authors. Watch for her newest book in Spring 2018, After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame. Here’s how the incredible Ms. George sees her collection of essays, photographs, and reportage about our favorite city:  Los... read more

Angel City Press at the 2017 Festival of Books!

April 10, '17 by Victoria Bernal

Join Angel City Press on April 22 and April 23 to celebrate books, reading, ideas, and springtime at the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC! Celebrating our 25th anniversary, ACP has participated in every Festival of Books since this wonderful literary event started in 2006. Los Angeles Times Festival... read more

Finding Modernism in Angel City Press Books

February 26, '17 by Scott McAuley

Every February, hundreds of mid-century Modernism devotees flock to Palm Springs for the annual Modernism Week. The event closed this weekend, but not before Angel City Press authors provided food for midcentury thought and inspiration that will last throughout the year. Beloved Charles Phoenix was in Palm Springs all week,... read more

Super Bowl I at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

February 03, '17 by Victoria Bernal

Game day is upon us. On Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots will compete for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Vince Lombardi (pictured left in this 1967 photo from the Los Angeles Public Library) was the legendary coach for the Green Bay Packers. In that very first Super... read more

Angel City Press Stocking Stuffers

December 12, '16 by Victoria Bernal

Below is a sampling of Angel City Press books available for $20 and under. Celebrate with the books that define Southern California and its environs. Titles range from the vintage look at Hollywood Poolside to the literary explorations presented in My California to the children’s favorite, City of Angels--In and... read more

Sharing Los Angeles Food History on Thanksgiving Day

November 22, '16 by Victoria Bernal

For many, Thanksgiving is a holiday that serves up our culinary histories on a platter. Recipes handed down from family members are pulled out and shared with the next generation. In honor of these food traditions, here’s a brief look at Los Angeles’ Thanksgiving menus as seen through the lens... read more

Remembering Political Cartoonist Paul Conrad

November 11, '16 by Victoria Bernal

After this contentious and unprecedented election season, we wonder how the late and so-very-great political cartoonist Paul Conrad would’ve caricatured all those candidates we met over the long campaign. Conrad’s career “spanned more than fifty years and eleven presidents,” U.S. Congresswoman Jane Harman announced when entering his 2010 passing into... read more

The History of Hollywood in Angel City Press Books

November 04, '16 by Victoria Bernal

endpapers: Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital, 1928-1937 Angel City Press opened its doors twenty-five years ago with a salute to Hollywood history. ACP’s first book, Hollywood Du Jour: Lost Recipes of Legendary Hollywood Haunts by Betty Goodwin is the definitive book showcasing the histories and original... read more

Haunted Tales of Hollywood and Vine

October 29, '16 by Victoria Bernal

Among the first books that Angel City Press published was Hollywood Haunted: A Ghostly Tour of Filmland. Written by Hollywood historians Laurie Jacobson and Marc Wanamaker, the book documents the ghostly and phantom sightings found in tinseltown. Since the book’s 1994 publication, a number of others have produced books, podcasts... read more

Los Angeles Central Library Receives SCIBA Glenn Goldman Award

October 24, '16 by Victoria Bernal

Angel City Press is proud to announce that authors Stephen Gee and Arnold Schwartzman won the 2015 Glenn Goldman Award for Art, Architecture, and Photography for their book Los Angeles Central Library: A History of its Art and Architecture. Presented by the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA), the prestigious award honors the... read more

Awards Season (for Books)

October 20, '16 by Victoria Bernal

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.... read more

Enjoy World Architecture Day with these Angel City Press Books

October 03, '16 by Victoria Bernal

In honor of World Architecture Day — a day that draws attention to the role architects plays in improving lives and designing better futures—here are three books published by Angel City Press that showcase the impact of great architecture. The Crestwood Hills housing development, the Walt Disney Concert Hall and... read more

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