Discovering Los Angeles Downtown Arts District

I worked in the wholesale garment district of Los Angeles back in 2002-2006. I do miss this area once in a while especially that there had been so many developments in downtown in the last few years. This Sunday, after coming from Little Tokyo’s Woori Market on Alameda & 3rd St, we started driving further east on 3rd and found ourselves in the Arts District. I never knew about this area coming to life! I must have missed it. I took a few pictures while driving and I promise to go back and try out some of their gastropubs and organic coffee shops. Oh yes, and take more photos.

In My Mailbox: 08.13.2011

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren and here’s what I got this week:

I recently visited Caravan Book Store in Downtown Los Angeles and bought “Pride and Avarice” by Nicholas Coleridge. While this is an antiquarian book shop, it’s a surprise that I was able to find this book in one of their piles =)  It’s neat how the shop owner  wraps your book in brown paper just like in the old days. Caravan is worth a visit when you’re in Downtown Los Angeles. Click here to read an article about Caravan.

I also bought 10 Jane Austen sequels from another local bookshop:

Pride and Prescience by Carrie Bebris
Jane and the Unpleasantness of Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron
Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange
Darcy’s Voyage by Kara Louise
Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy by Sharon Lathan
Loving Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan
The Pemberley Chronicles by Rebecca Ann Collins
The Women of Pemberley by Rebecca Ann Collins
Mr. Darcy’s Daughter by Rebecca Ann Collins

I also went to Borders today and bought 2 books with a 30% discount from the list price:

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide by Stephenie Meyer
Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitman 

And here’s what I received from authors & publisher via Goodreads First Reads Giveaway:

Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet
Across Many Mountains by Yangzom Brauen
Spin the Plate by Donna Anastasi

What books did you get this week?