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Curseborn Saga creators Peter Kolias (aka Squall Ace), Trevor Barber (aka Elnath Shanks), Simon Gatsu Sandoval (who doesn’t use a pen name) and Justin Barber (aka Trowa Cloud) hold a book signing at Warwick’s May 30.

La Jolla High grads launch fantasy book series, 'Curseborn'

Jun 10, 2015, 1:01 p.m.

The four creators of the Curseborn Saga line of books — two of whom are La Jolla High School graduates — consider themselves a traveling, storytelling band of pirates. Their story, expressed in novellas and graphic novels (and eventually a series of audio books and an animated series), explores the myth of Eiendrahk, the never-ending war between the Goddess of Life and the God of Death, in a made up world of fantasy. With illustrations by Sean Lam Hayashi, the ...

Summer Fun Guide 2015: Bookmark-and-save list of La Jolla events and San Diego arts & entertainment

May 27, 2015, 9:45 a.m.

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872 ■ Night Owls: Mural Crawl, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18. Meet at the Athenaeum and enjoy a pre-walk glass of wine and Stone Brewing Co. beer while you explore the art-filled walls of the library, before heading out to explore the murals (and bars) of La Jolla. Tour leaves at 7 p.m. Lynda Forsha will explain the murals against the backdrop of the setting sun. ■ Flicks on the ...

Christopher Browning, author of 'Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland,’ is the Feb. 25 guest speaker at UCSD Library’s Holocaust Living History Workshop.

Holocaust historians share stories at workshop series

Feb 17, 2015, 4:21 p.m.

Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW) talks are part of ongoing efforts to broaden understanding of the past and to foster tolerance. At the events, attendees have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of local Holocaust survivors, witnesses and others, and to learn about the Visual History Archive, the world’s largest database of Holocaust testimony. The UC San Diego Library is one of only three university libraries on the West Coast to have access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute ...

La Jolla author Kat Cowley’s book, ‘Week to Strong: Thought-Shifting Mental Shape-Up Plan,’ is a week-by-week guide to exercising positivity.

Proof Positive: La Jolla author pens guide for improving your attitude

Jan 14, 2015, 4:52 p.m.

When the New Year rolls around, most people resolve to lose weight or get in shape. But La Jolla author Kat Cowley has a different exercise routine in mind — one for the attitude. What if, she poses, we resolved to get better about not nagging, being a more encouraging friend or not comparing ourselves to others? “The angle I wanted to hit home with my book is that positivity needs a regimen,” she said. “It’s not just ‘oh, that’s ...

For a list of upcoming events, Warwick’s has a monthly newsletter and a one-sheet flyer available at the book counter. To learn more, visit and subscribe to the monthly E-Newsletter. Subscribers also receive ‘This Week @ Warwick’s,’ a weekly edition describing all the events and programs the bookstore offers.

Spotlight on Local Business: Book events at Warwick’s drive readers’ interests in La Jolla

Dec 3, 2014, 11:46 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: "William T. Warwick opened his first store in Minnesota in 1896 and relocated it to La Jolla in the 1930s,” said owner Nancy Warwick, who proudly added, “Warwick’s is the oldest family-owned and operated bookstore in the United States.” Book lovers may be well aware of Warwick’s superb collection of books and writers events, including visits by authors Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jimmy carter, Margaret Thatcher, Garrison Keillor, Ozzy Osbourne, Amy Tan and Justice Sonia Sotomayor. But customers ...

La Jolla High School grad launches novel at the library

Nov 11, 2014, 4:59 p.m.

New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother, a graduate of La Jolla High School, will sign, sell and speak about “Naked Addition” her first fiction novel, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. “I hope people in La Jolla will enjoy reading a story that takes place in their own neighborhood,” she said, adding events in the book occur at Harry’s Coffee Shop, the hang-glider port at Torrey Pines and WindanSea Beach. A longtime ...

Ari Shavit.

San Diego Jewish Book Fair marks 20 years of discussions

Nov 3, 2014, 3:47 p.m.

The 20th annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair (presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture) will host headliner Ari Shavit, speaking 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Temple Solel in Cardiff. Book Fair events run Nov. 13-16 at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla, with North County events scheduled for Nov. 8-10 at Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., in Cardiff. A free Family Day Book-a-Palooza, is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 ...

La Jolla Library’s new head librarian, Shaun Briley. Ashley Mackin

La Jolla Library welcomes new chief Shaun Briley

Jul 31, 2014, 9:03 a.m.

By Ashley Mackin For La Jolla Riford Library’s new head librarian, Shaun Briley, books have been a part of his life and career, in some form or another, every step of the way. Having taken the reins on June 30 from the retiring Catherine Greene, the London native said being a librarian is a natural fit and he is happy to be in La Jolla. “I walk into this beautiful building every day and just feel so grateful,” he said. ...

Hillary Clinton came to La Jolla on June 25 to sign copies of her new book, ‘Hard Choices,’ at Warwick’s Bookstore.  Pat Sherman photo

VIEWPOINT: My 30 seconds with Hillary

Jul 8, 2014, 5:16 p.m.

By Mary Lou Goldstein I have to forget about Hillary. But how can I forget about Hillary? Everywhere I look there’s Hillary. I turn on the television, Hillary is being interviewed. I turn on the radio and who is being interviewed? Hillary. Perhaps if I retreat to the newspaper she won’t be there. But the subject of the “By The Book” column in The New York Times is Hillary Rodham Clinton. Thanks to that column I now know that she ...

Picture Perfect: Photographer captures essence of La Jolla’s people, places in new book

Jun 24, 2014, 4:54 p.m.

By Pat Sherman An image of the Pacific spitting skyward as a wave crashes dramatically into La Jolla’s craggy coast; a couple quietly sitting on a bench, gazing out at an orange and purple sunset; runners dressed in monkey and banana suits taking part in the La Jolla Half Marathon. Engineer-turned-photographer Nick Agelidis has transformed his love affair with La Jolla into a picture book showcasing the Village’s awe-inspiring beauty, historic landmarks, architecture and endearing community spirit. “La Jolla: A ...

Retiring La Jolla librarian Catherine Greene.

Checking Out: La Jolla librarian Catherine Greene to retire

Jun 23, 2014, 8:39 a.m.

By Ashley Mackin With 33 years of library service — the last six at La Jolla’s Riford Branch (and a few at La Jolla Country Day School) — Catherine Greene, La Jolla’s head librarian, will retire June 27. “I am immensely grateful for having worked here. I’m very lucky,” she said, adding that the people she has come across have enriched her experiences. “People in this town are readers. They know what they are interested in, they know books and ...

Garrison Keillor

Best-selling humorists coming to San Diego

May 27, 2014, 2:48 p.m.

Writers Garrison Keillor and David Sedaris are scheduled to make June appearances in San Diego at presentations arranged by Warwick’s bookstore. • Keillor will discuss his latest book, “ The Keillor Reader ,” 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8 at the University of San Diego’s Shiley Theatre. A book signing will follow. “The Keillor Reader” captures the scope of his work, including monologues from “A Prairie Home Companion,” stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic, excerpts from novels, poetry, and ...

La Jolla Library’s Pen 2 Paper writing group postponed

Apr 14, 2014, 8:43 a.m.

The La Jolla Library’s Pen 2 Paper Writing Group — a drop-in writing group for those working on projects or working to keep creativity going — that usually meets on Thursdays is temporarily postponed and will resume on May 29 at 1 p.m. The group writes in accordance with a prompt with a voluntary reading at the end. The library is located at 7555 Draper Ave. More information at

Susan Allen Toth will discuss her book, "No Saints Around Here: A Caregiver's Days," 11 a.m. Saturday April 12 at the La Jolla Library.

Writer/author to share her caregiver experience at La Jolla Library event

Apr 11, 2014, 10:31 a.m.

By Ashley Mackin Writer and part-time La Jolla resident Susan Allen Toth asserts that grief and loss are part of everyone’s life, and if you’re lucky, so are love and joy. Toth experienced all this and more during her years caring for her husband, architect James Stageberg, through the end of his life. She documents their day-to-day trials in a new book, “No Saints Around Here: A Caregiver’s Days,” which she will read from 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12 at ...