At Saturday's launch party for Laura Levine's 10th Jaine Austen mystery, Pampered to Death, the book sales were handled by the San Diego store Mysterious Galaxy. They brought some news. A second store is opening this summer on Artesia Boulevard in Redondo Beach. The new place will have 4,000 square feet in a space shared with a coffee house and cafe. It's being built out now — follow progress on their blog — with soft opening coming soon followed by a grand opening in October.
Wait, some good news: a new bookstore
More by Kevin Roderick:LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more
Gil Cedillo, Nick Melvoin win LA runoffs*
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
LA Observed Notes: Big TV news, media moves, obits and more
LA Observed Notes: Writers on the verge, Fox, the riots and more
Recent Books stories on LA Observed:Press freedom under Trump and the Festival of Books
Amy Dawes, 56, journalist and author
Richard Schickel, 84, film critic, director and author
The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner: An Interview with Ron Rapoport
Kevin Starr, 76, the historian of California
The Rams were the original 'Hollywood's Team'
'History of the Central Library'
Friends with books: Two men of Mars
Previous story: Los Angeles Review of Books picks up axed LAT writers
Next story: While in L.A., NPR types do a few stories