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Southern California Bookstore
This site features the best regional magazines, roadmaps, guidebooks, local history, folklore, fiction, recreation, adventure and more.

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The Loews Coronado Bay Resort is a 440 room waterfront destination resort, overlooking the San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Every room from this 4 star/4 diamond resort offers relaxing views from their private balconies.


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    Wild & Scenic California
    California Adventure Photography by Carr Clifton

    The Golden State boasts the widest variety of natural landscapes. Each of California's five great landscape regions -- the Sierra Nevada, the Coast Ranges, the Deserts, the Southern Ranges, and the Northern Volcanic Country -- is amply represented in this portfolio of master photographer, Carr Clifton.

    California Tour and Travel - Quarterly Magazine
    For the discriminating traveler.California's diversity & magnificence depicted through unique, in-depth editorials & stunning photography & interviews with leading professional & artistic personalities, reflecting an entrepreneurial spirit supporting our nation's most vibrant lifestyle and economy.

    California Garden
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    A magazine for the hands-on gardener.

    California Journal
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    Brings its readers lively, non-partisan reporting on politics, people and issues on the cutting edge of the nation's leading state. The award-winning Journal contains articles on issues, profiles of state decision makers, and intelligent columns, all presented in an inviting and readable format.

    It Never Rains in Southern California - Music CD
    Local pop classic by Albert Hammond.

    Orange Coast Magazine - Monthly Magazine
    This magazine is edited for the upscale, educated Orange Country reader. Articles include in-depth investigative pieces (local politics, crime, social trends), consumer guides, a calendar of events, local personality profiles, coverage of community activities and issues, travel, entertainment, fashion, local business news, and occasional fiction. Orange Coast is the magazine of Orange County, California and provides coverage of local issues, personalities, entertainment and events. It appeals to the wit, intellect, and tastes of the county's affluent residents.

    California Dreamin' - The Mama and the Papas - 2005 DVD
    California Dreamin' reminds us that '60s pop paragons The Mamas & The Papas had an appealing new sound, made some terrific records, and left behind a legacy that lives on more than 35 years after they called it quits. This hour-long documentary, originally aired on PBS, has all the standard elements of the genre: interviews, photos, home movies, and a generous helping of music clips.

    Los Angeles Magazine - Monthly Magazine
    This magazine covers the issues, personalities, politics, economics and cultural complexities that impact Los Angeles and Southern California. It reports and comments on political, business and social issues, trends and provocative new ideas. In addition, it critiques restaurants, theater, television, art, films, books and sports and provides ideas for entertainment, weekend trips and vacation spots.


    California the Beautiful
    California Adventure Photography by Galen Rowell

    Both a portrait of the diverse natural beauty of the Golden State and through the incredible voices of its writers, a testament to the ever-renewing spirit that it has come to embody.

    California Home and Design - Monthly Magazine
    Focuses on high-end homes and gardens and strives to be the authority on California style, tradition, and good taste. Monthly features include lavish pictorial spreads of notably homes and gardens, decorating & design ideas, the latest in home and garden technology, & etc.

    The Vampire of Venice Beach
    - Mcafee Twins Novel Series by Jennifer Colt

    Colt's lovable Southern California detective duo, redheaded twins Kerry and Terry McAfee, last seen in The Mangler of Malibu Canyon (2006), find themselves on security duty for a group of vampire wannabes at the Venice Goth Parade. The last thing they expect is to end up with an actual dead body on their hands, but that's precisely what happens when the coffin they're carrying opens up to reveal a very dead Queen of the Undead.

    Palm Springs Life - Monthly Magazine
    California's prestige magazine, Palm Springs Life is the desert's essential lifestyle magazine. Each month, discover celebrity profiles, the desert guide, as well as a thought provoking columnists cover art, politics, the social scene and much more.

    Hollywood Reporter - Weekly Magazine
    If it's happening anywhere in show business, you'll find it in the pages of the Hollywood Reporter. For over 70 years, The Hollywood Reporter has been the trade publication of choice for industry professionals of all kinds. From movies to TV, home video to digital media, nobody takes you further inside Hollywood's back lots and board rooms.

Hot Links Southern California - Travel Maps

MainTour San Diego Vacation Adventure
Big directory of local theme parks and other spectacular attractions, entertainment, dining, world-class resorts, sports, recreation and much more. Includes special features on Sea World, Legoland, Balboa Park, La Jolla, Coronado, local beaches, parks, museums, special events and other famous venues.

GPS Gear - Pro-Shop Special
Popular for Runners, Boaters, Hikers, Bikers and Adventurers
Recent technology updates have made readily affordable for outdoor adventures a nifty item - the GPS Watch. It uses 3D Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology to triangulate your position and elevation to within 20 ft accuracy.

    Thomas Bros California Road Map
    High Quality Spiral Bound Road Map - Updated Annually over 325 pages

    Highly accurate road atlas for the entire state of California, featuring street level coverage for all major metropolitan areas. Each map book is updated on an annual basis.

    Topo CaliforniaCD-ROM Map Set
    Contains every topographic map you could possibly need for the state. The set includes 10 CD-ROMs with 2,700 scanned USGS maps enhanced with digital 3-D shading.

    Topo California CD Maps
    TOPO! harnesses the power of authentic USGS topographic maps in an intuitive software product that recreation enthusiasts and professionals use to customize and print photo-quality topographic maps. TOPO! includes added content and features not on USGS maps: updated streets and roads, shaded relief, 3D views and fly-throughs and elevation profiles.

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    Delorme Southern California Atlas and Gazetteer
    The first choice of outdoors enthusiasts. Beautiful, detailed, large-format maps of every state. Perfect for home and office reference, and a must for all your vehicles. Gazetteer information may include: campgrounds, attractions, historic sites & museums, recreation areas, trails, freshwater fishing site & boat launches, canoe trips or scenic drives.

    California State Parks - Travel Guide
    Day hikers guide to some of California's most spectacular locations.

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Hot Links Southern California - Local History


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Ritz Carlton Huntington Resort
Famous landmark hotel featuring European elegance and tradition.

Pasadena Valley Adventure Tourism
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Discover California's natural wonders when you explore to a scenic backdrop of amazing desert, mountain, islands and coastal terrain. Southern California features many exciting high wilderness adventures opportunities for rock climbing, mountaineering, ocean sailing, camping, hiking and more.

    Sleeping Giant: An Illustrated History of Southern California's Inland Empire
    Sleeping Giant is a thoughtful and robust narrative of the Inland Empire's transition from a wild desert wilderness held togther by nothing more than sagebrush and adobes to the vibrant economic and industrial engine that it is today.

    Orange Empire: California and the Fruits of Eden
    This innovative history of California opens up new vistas on the interrelationship among culture, nature, and society by focusing on the state's signature export--the orange. From the 1870s onward, California oranges were packaged in crates bearing colorful images of an Edenic landscape.

    Sunset Limited
    - The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

    The only major U.S. railroad to be operated by westerners and the only railroad built from west to east, the Southern Pacific acquired a unique history and character. It also acquired a reputation, especially in California, as a railroad that people loved to hate. This magisterial history tells the full story of the Southern Pacific for the first time, shattering myths about the company that have prevailed to this day.

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    - A Dream Called California (2-DVD Set) (2005)

    The effervescent spirit of life in California is portrayed in a charming manner in this fascinating set of DVDs. In the 20s and 30s, the flourishing industry gave birth to a neo-rich society, which indulged in the pursuit of comfortable homes in posh localities, and sought ways of amusing themselves at fairs and baseball games. Railroads that were needed to ship industrial products to the east were built in hurry and fascinating San Francisco was connected by road to the mainland by the Golden Gate Bridge.

    Dig into California History with California Jones - DVD Collection
    Host/Historian California Jones is a comical adventurer who leads kids through the Spanish settlement of California. Kids learn to make a tasty Spanish dish, create adobe bricks out of squishy mud and learn games the Mission Indian children played. Aligned with the Department of Education's History-Social Science Content Standards, Dig Into History is a program that educators, children and parents will all enjoy.
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Hot Links Southern California - Sports & Recreation

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This desert oasis is a most popular warm-weather winter retreat with over 100 championship golf courses to play on, fine dining and great entertainment.

    101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert
    282 page description of all the best hikes in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties, a land of incredible diversity with sparkling beaches, rugged mountains, and sunswept deserts.

    Southern California Surf Spots
    Surfer Magazine offers the ultimate guide to catching the best waves from the pristine points of Santa Barbara to the sunny beaches of San Diego. For more than 250 spots, this sturdy manual sporting a water-resistant cover delivers a clear assessment of wave quality, prime wave conditions, and local hazards (both natural and manmade). Informative text answers the burning questions that surfers often pose:

    Sunset Magazine - Monthly Magazine
    Sunset, The Magazine of Western Living, will show you what, when, where and how to enhance your life in the West. Each one of Sunset's 5 regional editions contains tips on local gardening, low-fat cooking, regional travel and home decorating and remodeling. Better living guide for the Western states, covering the areas of travel, food & entertaining, home & building and gardening.

    Mammals of California
    From river otters and minks to bobcats, pikas, and flying squirrels, California boasts a diverse and intriguing fauna. But many of these animals can be secretive, shy, and nocturnal and observing them in the wild can be difficult. During the past two decades, the first edition of this popular guide introduced thousands to California's mammals by describing techniques for recognizing their presence, and when possible, methods for watching them in their natural habitats.

    California Private Landscapes
    Explores another garden tradition in Southern California: the modest, rectangular suburban plots designed by the most famous architects of mid-century modernism: Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, Gregory Ain, Raphael Soriano, Harwell Hamilton Harris, A. Quincy Jones, and John Lautner. These architects saw the garden as an outdoor extension of the space of the houses they designed, rather than a neo-Spanish fantasy to be added later by a landscapist.

    California Homes - Bi-Monthly Magazine

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