Today in bookstore recession survival strategies

Hector Tobar visits Los Angeles’ new tamale shop and bookstore. Mama’s Hot Tamales, which faces MacArthur Park in what some call the cradle of Los Angeles’ Central American population, is sharing its space with Librería Hispanoamérica in the hopes that the two businesses can help one another survive the economic downturn. (Thanks, Sean.)

One of the bookshop’s owners is Guatemalan novelist Roberto Quezada, who also works as a court reporter.


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