Over the Bay Bridge: Haunted Oakland Spots Perfect for Graphic Novels

In ghost stories to graphic novels, we head west to Oakland, California. A city in the middle of a reinvention, it has a ton of history, a lot of it spooky.

Books for Your Inner Flower Child

We've got books for hippies from the 60s-70s, and current reads about shirking convention in search of a radical, counter-cultural lifestyle.

California Dreamin’: 7 YA Novels Set in Los Angeles

Pick up one of these excellent young adult novels about the City of Angels today!

Library Privatization Passes Despite Public Outcry

Escondido citizens unsuccessfully fought a city council vote for library privatization, a movement that takes libraries out of community hands.

100 Must-Read California Books

100 must-read books set in and/or about California

Literary Tourism: The Huntington Library in Los Angeles, CA

There are many locales of literary interest throughout Los Angeles, but I have a soft spot for The Huntington Library, ...

Defining The End of the World As We Know It: Apocalyptic vs. Dystopia vs. Spec Fic

Ever since Sherman Alexie pushed Lepucki’s post-apocalyptic book, California: A Novel, on Stephen Colbert’s Colbert Report and into the mainstream ...

Why Do We Love the Apocalypse?

While pop culture has always been slightly enamored with the apocalypse genre, it’s now experiencing a popularity and variety that ...

Cool Bookish Places: Bart’s Books, The Largest Outdoor Indie Bookstore in the U.S.

If you head north on the 101 from Los Angeles and veer off towards the mountainous edges of the Los ...

What Authors Are Reading This Summer

This summer has been jam-packed full of fantastic new books by some pretty awesome writers that are relatively new on the ...

Best Tumblrs for Bookish Types

One of the best things about the internet – apart from the ability to quickly look up “What year did ...