Charles Bukowski

A Literary Tour of Charles Bukowski's Los Angeles

04/18/2018

Gustavo Turner

A Bukowski tour doubles as a tour of 20th century Los Angeles, through every kind of social landscape. “Buk” (a nickname among his fans, and also how he signed his drawings and sketches) would have appreciated a literary tour as he was a literary tourist himself. “Fante was my god,” he wrote on the introduction to a reissue of Ask the Dust, “…and I knew that the gods should be left alone, one didn’t bang at their door. Yet I liked to guess about where he had lived on Angels Flight and I imagined it possible that he still lived there. Almost every day I walked by and I thought, is that the window Camilla crawled through? And, is that the hotel door? Is that the lobby? I never knew.”

Skylight Books

Shop Small Spotlight: Skylight Books

12/27/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Skylight Books is a pillar of its historic Los Feliz neighborhood. It’s a gathering place for readings, book signings and meet ups, a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Main Exhibition Hall at The Huntington Library

Browse L.A.'s World-Class Libraries

04/07/2014

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles libraries are among the most renowned in the country, featuring incredibly rare editions, important historical archives, and unique collections found nowhere else.

Korean Bell of Friendship

100 Free Things to Do in Los Angeles: Free Attractions

10/12/2012

Discover Los Angeles

You might think that sightseeing in Los Angeles will cost a pretty penny, but think again. Free Los Angeles attractions  offer a chance to see the city without breaking the bank. Here’s a list of free attractions and places to see in Los Angeles: