While riding the 302 Rapid along Sunset yesterday, I witnessed a miracle. A young girl with lemon-colored locks boarded the bus at Sunset and Vine with a huge bag of books in her arms. Unfortunately, she dropped the bag in the aisle when we stopped at Western. Passengers scrambled to corral wayward tomes so that departing riders could get out the back door. Overhead, TransitTV screens played a book trailer from Readers Entertainment TV. "Don't Get It Twisted" read the title card as the sweet young thing collected her reading material.
Who says no one reads in L.A.
Speaking of book trailers, why doesn't Amazon.com integrate book trailers into its systems since it will now show video on its subsidiary, IMDB.com?
Things are also looking up in the L.A. literary landscape. Diesel, A Bookstore opens their third store (2nd in Southern California) in Brentwood today. Alan Alda will kick off the store's event series with a reading from his memoir, Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, at 7 PM
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood
225 26th St., Los Angeles, CA 90402
Diesel, A Bookstore opens a new store in Brentwood. Alan Alda marks the occasion with a reading. Book trailers go Metro.