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This is a book that’s on our holiday wish list this year – Charles Fleming‘s Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles, published in April this year. And, you guessed it, Echo Park is among the guide’s hidden stairways, and include an Echo Park Lake Victorians walk, Laveta Terrace (one of my faves), Magic Gas (the Delta Stairway, we think), Avalon-Baxter Loop, Allessandro Loop, and Fellowship Park.

This weekend, on Saturday, November 6, Charles “Dancing With the Stairs” Fleming himself will be at Stories Books and Cafe for a Secret Stairs book signing. Before the signing, however, anyone is welcome to join Stories on a Walking Tour (we’re not exactly sure if Charles will be leading the tour, but probably) of some of the hidden stairways covered in the book. The signing after the walking tour will include coffee, cookies, cheese, wine and, of course, books! Buy your copy of Secret Stairs and get it signed.

Walking Tour
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm (ish)
Meet at Sunset Blvd. and Lemoyne Street
Difficulty: “3”

Book Signing
Immediately following the Walking Tour until 10:00 pm
Refreshments served

Check out our interactive map of Echo Park stairways.

Stop by Stories Books and Cafe on Saturday for a party and signing for “Art Time Punks,” the 98-page “fanbook” that covers five years of Part Time Punks (every Sunday at The Echo), including original artwork by Michael Stock from the past few years.

More info from Stories:

Promoter, artist, troublemaker Michael Stock creates flyers that use the dada/punk rock aestetic and are still done in the real time cut and paste format. Expect DJs, live music, kids in skinny jeans and Zola Jesus t-shirts and hearing The Fall’s “Totally Wired” or Wire’s “12XU.”

Echo Park Books will also be debuting a new book published by Echo Park Books called “Can’t Stop Winning,” a limited-edition “chapbook of psycho-philosophical meanderings by Sweaters.”

Art Time Punks signing and party
Saturday, September 18 at 8:00 pm
Stories Books & Cafe is located at 1716 Sunset Blvd

Front and back covers of Art Time Punks book

Newly formed Echo Park Books has just launched its first release. Titled “Art Time Punks,” the 98-page softcover book is an original “fanbook” that covers five years of Part Time Punks (every Sunday at The Echo), including original artwork by Michael Stock from the past few years.

First Art Time Punks flyer circa 2005

Echo Park Books consists of Andrew Pogany (Echo Park resident, self-proclaimed “cultural instigator” and former Flaunt Magazine Editor-in-Chief) and Michael Stock (writer, DJ, and part-time professor). “For now, Echo Park Books will focus on publishing limited-edition books, chapbooks, and fanzines,” says Andrew, “But the plan is for it to evolve into just one of several imprints offering a variety of literary and arts services to an intimate community of creative peers.”

Art Time Punks books is a limited edition (only 250 books will be published), is black and white, soft cover perfectbound, 98 pages, and dimensions are 8 x 8 inches. All books come wrapped in Kraft Butcher paper.

You can purchase the books in person at:

  • Tonight! Punky Reggae Party at La Cita on Friday, June 18.
  • Tiger Beat at La Cita on Saturday, June 19.
  • Part Time Punks at The Echo on Sunday, June 20.

Or starting today, you can purchase a book online for $14 plus tax and shipping/handling at www.echoparkbooks.com and www.parttimepunks.com.