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I'm looking for:

A Booklover's Guide to Los Angeles, California Living, 1979

Anyone knows where I can dig it up?

Also, where can some of his essays be found? We need access to that. I know the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies has a hold on a lot of these essays and letters, but, is there a collection of them somewhere to be found?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Cheers!
 
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Javier, I don't know where you would find a copy of "A Booklover's Guide to Los Angeles". However, a number of Ray's essays are collected in the books YESTERMORROW and BRADBURY SPEAKS. You can find copies of both books on the Advanced Book Exchange website (abebooks.com). However, the essay you are looking for is not in either book.
 
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Only one copy seems to be listed online, also at AbeBooks, for $20.00: http://used.addall.com/SuperRa...e=Powells&store=ZVAB
 
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ahhgg, thank you. I own Bradbury Speaks, great book. There aren't many collections of the old man's essays. Shame, really.
 
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I don't believe that one in AbeBooks is the one with Ray's essay (thanks anyway!)
 
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Besides Yestermorrow (1991) and Bradbury Speaks (2005), Zen in the Art of Writing (1990) and A Chapbook for Burnt-Out Priests, Rabbis and Ministers (2001) seem to be the only other collections even containing essays.
 
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Javier, from your initial inquiry, it sounds like you are interested in finding an essay that Ray Bradbury wrote about bookstores. While it may well not the one you are looking for, Ray wrote a wonderful foreward for an extraordinary book catalog called THE UNDEAD (McLaughlin Press, 1984), copies of which can also be found on ABE. The foreward is called "A Journey of Books", and in it Ray describes what he would do if he were able to shoot a documentary film about an antiquarian book shop or old library. Ray's love of books shines throughout, and the article is well worth seeking out.
 
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