Happy Holidays to All! We have a list of suggestions of gifts since books always make great stocking-stuffers, hostess gifts, and presents for all the holidays.

For anyone who loves John Nava’s tapestries at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels as much as we do, ACP’s newest book Sacred Material: The Art of the Tapestries of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is a popular gift this holiday season. Nava shares the unprecedented journey of his tapestries from oils on canvas in his Ojai studio, to the looms of Belgium, to the walls of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. In addition to our website, the book is available in the Cathedral’s gift shop.

John Nava Tapestries Murales Rebeldes

Two books produced for the Getty’s PST LA/LA series make excellent gifts for anyone who has been trekking across Southern California to see all the amazing exhibits. Produced for the California Historical Society and La Plaza de Cultural y Artes’ exhibit, the book ¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals under Siege tells the stories of eight Chicana/o murals from the 1970s to the 1990s. All have endured a lack of recognition—as works of art, as acts of personal expression, and as voices with social, historical, or political relevance. In addition to a number of bookstores, this book is also available in La Plaza’s gift shop in downtown.


For the first time in one volume, scholars from across America write about Judith F. Baca and The Great Wall of Los Angeles. Their captivating text explores the “why” of the world’s longest mural and the “how” of its creation. BACA: Art, Collaboration & Mural Making by Mario Ontiveros showcases Judith F. Baca, a woman so inspired by the work of Mexico’s Los Tres Grandes that she collaborated with hundreds of Southern California colleagues and students to paint an unvarnished history of Los Angeles.

Need stocking stuffers? Below are some of Angel City Press books available for $20 and under. Celebrate with the books that define Southern California and its environs, including a curated collection of titles from the Huntington Library Press. Titles range from the vintage look at the Santa Monica Pier to a look at Hollywood on wheels to the children’s favorite, City of Angels--In and around Los Angeles. Give the gift that everyone keeps opening...all year ‘round! To you, our favorite readers, ACP sends wishes for every joy of the season!

See the full list here -> https://www.angelcitypress.com/collections/20-or-less


Charles Lummis
John Anson Ford Sewers of Los Angeles