Category archives for: Books

Friends of the Solana Beach Library to hold Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Solana Beach Library will hold a used book sale from July 20-27. This is a buy one get one free sale. On July 20, this sale will be available only to members of the Friends of the Library, but will be open to all customers the rest of the week.

Longtime sportscaster’s new book shares the highs and lows of the business

Mel Proctor, Rick Sutcliffe and Mark Grant doing Padres TV in 1998

Mel Proctor has spent decades behind a microphone, describing thousands of sporting events from baseball and basketball games to college football and boxing. These days, he’s using a different medium to tell stories — a word processor.

Del Mar author sheds new light on the Hollywood dream in unique new book

Is Hollywood the happiest place on Earth or the most miserable? This is the question that author and popular culture maven Susan Marg, a Del Mar resident, pondered as she pored over piles of glossy magazines and newspaper gossip columns searching for the best celebrity quotations that might answer her query.

For TPHS alumnus and Solana Beach author, fantasy comes alive


When 27-year-old Matt Wolf was attending Torrey Pines High School in Carmel Valley about 10 years ago, he was a stellar student.

“I was this crazy, 4.17 GPA honors kid and I didn’t even care about reading and writing at the time,” he explains from his Solana Beach home. “I continued on that road for awhile until I hit a breaking point.”

Solana Beach Library holds monthly Author Book Club

The Solana Beach Library hosts an Author Book Club at 6:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month.
For May, participants may read any book by multi award-winning Tony Hillerman, writer of both fiction and nonfiction. He is best known for his detective novels involving the Navajo Tribal Police. The club will meet on Wednesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Solana Beach Library.

Solana Beach Library to hold used book sale

The Friends of the Solana Beach Library will hold a used book sale at the Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave., from April 15-19. Shoppers may fill a paper grocery bag with chosen books for $5. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own paper grocery bags.

Literary Society author’s first published novel — ‘Rules of Civility’ — a New York Times best seller

Author Amor Towles with Chapter leader Gayle Allen of Northern Trust. Photo/McKenzie Images

Amor Towles was in his 20s when he wrote an idea for a novel on a matchbook cover and threw it into a drawer

Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club to hold 2nd Annual CCA Writers Conference

James Morris

Best-selling authors and many other writing professionals will provide inspirational and educational workshops to students of eight local high schools.

Local author’s new book hits NY Times Best Sellers list

The subtitle calls it “A business fable about taking your game and your team to the next level.”

Local resident’s new novel combines high seas adventure with legal drama

V. Frank Asaro

V. Frank Asaro brings together many of his areas of expertise — philosopher, lawyer, inventor and composer — in his new novel, “The Tortoise Shell Code.”



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  • It’s no stretch for Rancho Santa Fe yoga instructor to ‘give back’
    As one of North County’s most prolific yoga instructors, Stacy McCarthy doesn’t just teach yoga, she lives the yoga lifestyle. Selfless service, or seva in Sanskrit, is an important concept of yoga — one that the Rancho Santa Fe resident practices daily. “When we give and we give from the heart, there’s nothing more gratifying than that,” McCarthy said. […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe resident’s Gen 7 wines earn top honors
    Rancho Santa Fe resident Tim Bacino’s Gen 7 Wines is on a hot streak, his varietals winning several awards this summer in California wine competitions. […]
  • Torrey Pines High School baseball alum Taylor Murphy excelling in pro ball
    It was during a breakout senior year at Torrey Pines High that Taylor Murphy first popped up on the radar of professional scouts. Shortly after graduation, Murphy was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 40th round of the June 2011 amateur draft. He declined, honoring a commitment to the University of the Pacific. Three years later, Murphy got another sho […]