Tag: Chevalier’s Books

Summer book salute, party

Summer book salute, party

| July 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

It clearly was a “locals” party, with the featured guests all being authors from nearby and about 200 total viewers gathered around Zoom screens to learn about suggested summer reading, for kids, teens and adults. Billed as a salute to our local bookstore, Chevalier’s Books, as it slowly reopens, the host and moderator was John […]

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Boulevard stores gingerly step into reopening

Boulevard stores gingerly step into reopening

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

In late June, as I spoke with storeowner after storeowner on Larchmont between Beverly Blvd. and First St. about their plans for operation throughout this COVID-19 summer, one theme seemed to dominate: “We’ll play it by ear.” Many businesses have reopened with shortened hours, while some doors have remained closed. Back in late May, businesses […]

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Book talks at Chevalier’s continue – but online

Book talks at Chevalier’s continue – but online

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

It seemed like it was an even larger-than-normal crowd of lovers of intellectual stimulus who attended a recent book talk at our favorite independent bookseller in late May. Counting all the faces on multiple Zoom screens calculated an audience of approximately 75 people enjoying the conversation among author Jim Newton and Windsor Square local attorneys, […]

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Read e-books at libraries, Chevalier’s is delivering

Read e-books at libraries, Chevalier’s is delivering

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles Public Library has closed Central Library and all 72 branches, including our local John C. Fremont, Fairfax, Memorial and Wilshire branch libraries. While the library is closed, no late fines will be assessed for overdue items, and patrons can return materials when libraries reopen with no penalty. Librarians will remain available to provide […]

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Chevalier’s among independents that actually care about books

Chevalier’s among independents that actually care about books

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Articles on the death of bookstores have appeared so often over the past decade as to become a kind of genre — complete with a conventional theme, predictable structure, and prevailing tone. But these elegiac notices of passing shouldn’t obscure an important fact: independent bookstores that remain are doing quite well. Of course there is […]

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Businesses as neighbors, from fine wines to good books

Businesses as neighbors, from fine wines to good books

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Wine lovers know the value of neighbors: a small independent wine store is owned by and employs people who care about wine and who attend to specific questions, interests, and tastes. Customers living nearby will likely return. A give-and-take develops between those who buy and those who sell. Both sides learn as a result. It’s […]

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