Made in L.A. Vol. 4: Beyond the Precipice shines a light on Angelenos who have gone past the point of no return.
Everything looks different beyond the precipice. We cross the threshold and we’re changed irrevocably. What was familiar doesn’t stay that way. We hunger desperately for new experiences even as nostalgia consumes us. Both strange and delightful, the city is a phantom limb that points toward a deepening yet tenuous symbiosis; it could either sustain us or lead to our destruction.
This anthology series showcases a diverse range of voices and genres inspired by this glorious, shape-shifting place: Los Angeles El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles L.A. Like the City of Angels where these stories were born, nothing is off-limits. Literary or contemporary, fantasy or science fiction, each story in this volume invites you to view this urban landscape through a different lens.
Made in L.A. Writers came into being because local readers expressed their desire, en masse, for stories about their city. As a collaborative of Los Angeles-based writers who are dedicated to nurturing and promoting indie fiction, our work is both influenced and illuminated by our hometown and underpinned by the extraordinary, multifaceted, and often surreal culture and life in L.A.
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ABOUT SMALL WORLD BOOKS:
Small World Books has been serving locals and tourist since 1969. Small World Books is an unusual purveyor of literature, dedicated to the principle that the book you want is the book you should have. We are a general bookstore and carry a wide selection of titles published by both major and small presses. Located on the exciting Venice boardwalk, we have a well-read staff anxious to find the book you want.
Don’t know what you want? Email us and tell us about other books you’ve liked and we’ll find the next one.
Small World Books is located next to The Sidewalk Cafe on the Venice Boardwalk! 1407 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Ca 90291.
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Here is a history on Small World Books!
Small World Books was founded by Mildred Gates and Mary Goodfader in the old Boys Shopping Center in 1969. When the lease was dropped in 1976, Mary’s husband Bob discovered a lovely old warehouse on Ocean Front Walk, sporting graffiti that read “stop bombing in Cambodia”. Envisioning its potential, Bob wondered if it wouldn’t be a good location for the bookstore and perhaps a small restaurant next door. And with the rise in popularity of skating, chain-saw jugglers and artists selling their craft ware, life on the Venice Boardwalk at Small World Books became a wonderful adventure.
Since the beginning the bookstore received wonderful support from the eclectic community; authors came for signings; art bedecked the walls and the dialogue between staff and its readers kept the excitement going through the years. Mary and Bob’s children, Jay and Debra, grew up reading on the toadstools in the children’s section, moving later into managerial and consulting roles. Now the grandsons, Ty and Will, stretch out on those same stools, petting the latest in a long string of cats that have always called the store a home. The celebration of the bookstore’s 50th anniversary was a tremendous success with Mary receiving a commendation from the City of Los Angeles.
Small World Books continues to this day in its role as a provider of good literature for the Venice locals and customers from around the world that make a point of visiting every year!