This week’s bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

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Why 95-year-old Mel Brooks decided to share ‘private’ things in new book ‘All About Me!’

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‘Dava Shastri’s Last Day’ author Kirthana Ramisetti talks secrets, representation, ‘Succession’

Tom Sawyer had nothing on Dava Shastri. In Mark Twain’s novel, the…

Best Books of 2021: Southern California’s independent booksellers recommend holiday gifts

At Chevalier’s Books in the Larchmont neighborhood of Los Angeles, the supply…

The 2 big reasons ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ endures, according to Netflix creator Rachel Shukert

A birthday present changed Rachel Shukert’s life. Shukert was eight years old…

5 ‘Baby-Sitters Club’ books Netflix showrunner Rachel Shukert recommends

Rachel Shukert, who serves as the creator, showrunner and executive producer of…

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New book a ‘monument’ to preserved wildlands in Southern California and beyond

With a nudge from Robert Frost, nature photographer QT Luong took the…

At 22, this Californian was one of the nation’s youngest elected officials. His new book tells the story.

As a senior at Stanford, Michael Tubbs undertook a most unusual extracurricular…

Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner talks ‘Crying in H Mart’ and the romance of live shows

It’s the night before Japanese Breakfast plays a Pasadena music festival, and…