This isn't a total dose of bad bookstore news, just a demi-dose for people in Valleywood. Samuel French, the theater, film and television bookshop that's frequented by people in the entertainment industry, announced on Facebook that the Studio City store will close Feb. 20 and combine with the Sunset Boulevard location in Hollywood. Via Daily Actor
Add bookstores: LA Observed on KCRW tonight is about the present, future (and past) of L.A. bookstores, prompted by the pending closure of Barnes & Noble at Westside Pavilion. My conversation with host Lisa Napoli airs at 6:44 p.m.