lapl reads


Author James Ramos and his latest book, The Wrong Kind of Weird
Daryl M., February 02, 2023

James Ramos (he/they) is a nonbinary, unapologetically dorky Minnesota native who now calls Arizona home.

Oprah and background collage of selected books from her book club
Christopher Taylor, January 28, 2023

Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

Author Terry Pratchett and his biography of Terry Pratchett
Daryl M., January 26, 2023

Rob Wilkins worked with Terry Pratchett for more than twenty years, first as his personal assistant and later as his business m

Author Peter Blauner and his latest novel, Picture in the Sand
Daryl M., January 19, 2023

Peter Blauner's career has spanned several generations of New York City storytelling, and several mediums as well.

Author Lavie Tidhar and his latest novel, Neom
Daryl M., January 11, 2023

British Science Fiction, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy Award-winning author Lavie Tidhar (

row of french books
Luis Ramirez, January 12, 2023
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Author Kathryn Harkup and her latest book, Superspy Science
Daryl M., January 05, 2023

Kathryn Harkup is a former chemist turned author. She writes and gives regular public talks on the disgusting and dangerous side of science.

Collage of some best books of 2022 with gift bow
Sheryn Morris, December 19, 2022

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 2022 as selected by our staff, who volunteered their recommendations. Since 2011 LAPL Reads has been presenting these.

Author Kiersten White and her debut horror novel, Hide
Daryl M., December 15, 2022

Kiersten White is the #1 New York Times bestselling, Bram Stoker Award-winning, and critically acclaimed author of many books, including the