Angel City Adventures: Lummis House (El Alisal)

Adventuring by the Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles: The Lummis House (“El Alisal”) Follow along: Page 117 of the Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles. (The Guidebook publishes in late November, but you can pre-order your copy here.) Since 1418, teachers of art and architecture have regaled students with the story of famed... read more

Local and independent again: Don't Stop the Presses!

June 22, '18 by Scott McAuley

Well, this has been quite the week, eh? Friday is finally here, and we deserve a rest. It is a good time to reflect on milestones.One was reached on Monday when Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong completed the purchase of the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune and the California News... read more

Thanks, Tom Wolfe...

May 15, '18 by Paddy Calistro

There was just something about Tom Wolfe that went beyond the suit and tie and pouffed pocket square. We have to thank him for turning reading into entertainment again, harkening back to the days of yore, when people really loved books. Way back then. He made looking at places and... read more

An Evening with Patt Morrison & her new book DON'T STOP THE PRESSES!

May 08, '18 by Victoria Bernal

Kathleen Brown and Van Gordon Sauter hosted a wonderful evening with Patt Morrison and her new book, DON'T STOP THE PRESSES! TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE AMERICAN NEWSPAPER. As Patt, twice on the team that produced Pulitzer Prize-winning features, said, this book is "about telling the story of journalists who don't... read more


April 16, '18 by Scott McAuley

April 21 and April 22 marks the 23rd Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Angel City Press has participated in this wonderful literary event since its inception. Join us at USC to celebrate books, reading, ideas, and springtime. We are in Booth #119 (next to Vroman's, near Tommy Trojan and... read more

Lynell George at Eso Won Books

March 21, '18 by Victoria Bernal

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night at Eso Won Books! After Lynell George read a few excerpts from her book AFTER/IMAGE, there was a thoughtful dialogue about a shifting Los Angeles as she encouraged the audience to share their stories. Angelenos often “hold onto things by using... read more

Come meet Lynell George

March 15, '18 by Victoria Bernal

Next week Angel City Press author & GRAMMY® winner Lynell George will share insights from her new book After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame--the way only Lynell George can share insights. With intellect, grace, and a knowing laugh. This native Angeleno has experienced the changes in her town, and she’s... read more

Russell M. Solomon 1925–2018

March 05, '18 by Paddy Calistro

We didn't get to say good-bye, Russ. After all you did for us. Thanks for Tower Records, thanks for the way you put a bright spot on the Sunset Strip and shaped a legend—that store will always be yours. Russ Solomon died last night, watching the Oscars and waiting for... read more

The Fire This Time

December 18, '17 by Victoria Bernal

Here at Angel City Press, we are very relieved to hear that artist and ACP author John Nava and family are now safely back in their Ojai home after they had to evacuate due to the Thomas fire. His studio also survived (Nava is the author of ACP’s new book Sacred... read more

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