A colorful, lively, and informed celebration of all things bookish in L.A. past and present, including interviews with current L.A. writers; day trips in search of favorite fictional characters, from Marlowe to Weetzie Bat; author quotes galore; curated lists of the must-read L.A. books; a look at where writers have lived and worked in the City of Angels; and insight into the city's book festivals, bookstores, publishers, literacy nonprofits, libraries, and more. Rich with photographs, book images, and vintage maps.
One of Smithsonian's “Ten New Travel Books to Read When You’re Stuck at Home”
"A reference guide that is deserving of a spot on the bookshelf of any bookworm.”
“A chatty guide to literary tourism in the city, but it has surprising depth...While Read Me is a light romp, it has the potential to open new doors to familiar territory.”
— Alta magazine