Los Angeles book fans, counting down the days until the start of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books next Saturday, received an early treat at the Shelf Life: Small Press bazaar at USC's Roski School of Fine Arts on Saturday, April 18th.
Wacko/Soap Plant proprietor, Billy Shire, manned his table alone. I told him how much I like the updated ads for his store now running on the Time Warner Cable system. "I don't know if I can afford any more," he answered.
"How much," I asked the kohl eyed hipster table attendant.
"50," she answered.
"Fifty cents?," said I.
"Fifty dollars!," she shot back.
Ouch. I should have saved all my old copies from 1979 to now sell on Ebay.Journal of Aesthetic and Protest table. They are about to finish a new issue.
Primary Information press, came all the way from New York for this event.