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Reading by Moonlight: 'Los Angeles Boulevard,' Nobel Prize, 10 most influential books

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The window to Libros Schmibros, a lending library on the western edge of Boyle Heights. Founder David Kipen shares his monthly roundup of California literature news in Reading by Moonlight. Noelle Conti / KPCC

Book critic and founder of lending library Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights, David Kipen shares his monthly wrap up of California-inspired literary news.

In real life there's a Los Angeles Street, though no "Los Angeles Boulevard" - but that is the title of a newly re-published book.

A 25th anniversary reissue of the local architect Doug Suisman's unsung work is happening.

In global book news, Kipen shares the favorite for the Nobel Prize in literature, which will likely be given out in about a month's time. He also isn't ruling out a southern California based writer to take home the prize.

And Kipen shares his thoughts on the current facebook post trend to pick the 10 most influential books of your life.


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