lapl reads


Book cover of Theda Bara: Her Career, Life and Legend by Rob Liebman
Daryl M., January 25, 2024

Roy Liebman has had a lengthy library career, beginning with the Brooklyn and New York Public Libraries.

Author Aimee Pokwatka and her latest novel, The Parliament
Daryl M., January 18, 2024

Aimee Pokwatka grew up in Wheeling, West Virginia. She studied anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and received her MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University.

Author James Patterson and his latest novel, Holmes, Marple & Poe
Daryl M., January 04, 2024

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author.

Author Tobias Buckell and his latest novel, A Stranger in the Citadel
Daryl M., December 21, 2023

Called "violent, poetic and compulsively readable" by Maclean’s, science fiction author

Collage of selected LAPL Best of Books 2023 with a fuchsia ribbon
Sheryn Morris, December 19, 2023

From all of us at the Los Angeles Public Library, at the Central Library, and the 72 branches, we are pleased to announce the best books of 2023 as selected by our staff, who volunteered their recommendations. Since 2011 LAPL Reads has been presenting these.

Author Emily Critchley and her debut novel, One Puzzling Afternoon
Daryl M., December 14, 2023

Emily Critchley has lived in Essex, Brighton, and London and now lives in Hertfordshire where she works as a librarian.

Collage of favorite books
Daryl M., December 28, 2023

Season’s Readings everyone! As is generally true, there have been some marvelous books published in 2023, and I’m thrilled to share my favorites with you.