Last Bookstore book event

I had a book event at the Last Bookstore on April 24th at 7:30 p.m. It was for my book Architects Who Built Southern California.

The bookstore is located in the old Citizens National Bank building which opened in 1915.

The event SOLD OUT. I was amazed. I sold 85 books at this event. Super cool. I immortalized my “sold out” status by taking a picture of my computer screen.

People filling up the seats before the event began.

Me, before the event began. I’m starting to look like a Mexican version of Les Nessman from WKRP in Cincinnati.

My slides and laptop were perfect but there were some challenges with the projector at the location. When I told my academic adviser about the slide show problems she said, “They weren’t there to see your slide show. They were there to see you.” I need her to walk around with me on a daily basis to boost my confidence.

I was amazed at how many people turned out.

Two students who used to work in the library I work in showed up at the event. I was thrilled to see them.

It’s at the corner of Fifth and Spring Streets.

It was a great event. I enjoyed being there and I’m thrilled to meet all these people who are just as excited about the subject of Southern California architecture as I am. Thanks to Tennessee for some of the pictures.


My book from The History Press, Architects Who Built Southern California, was released on March 11, 2019.┬áIt’s 10 chapters with each chapter devoted to a different architect (or architectural firm) including: Harrison Albright, John Austin, Claud Beelman, Elmer Grey, Hudson & Munsell, A. C. Martin, Meyer & Holler, Julia Morgan, Morgan Walls & Clements and Alfred F. Rosenheim.


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