|Recommended reading about Venice (some available at Small World Books, 1407 Ocean Front Walk, and/or Beyond Baroque Bookstore, 681 Venice Blvd.):
Venice California: "Coney Island of the Pacific" by Jeffrey Stanton - Donahue Publishing, 1993 & 2005.
Death is a Lonely Business, by Ray Bradbury. The famous writer brings his descriptive powers to a novel set in Venice circa late 1940s.
Hour of the Moon by Hillary Kaye. Available at Beyond Baroque.
The Collected Poems of Philomene Long - Raven-Productions.com
The Selected Poems and Prose of John Thomas - Raven Productions.com
Voices of the Lady: Collected Poems of Stuart Z. Perkoff (available at Beyond Baroque)
The Kid in America - Tony Scibella (available at Beyond Baroque)
Frank T. Rios:
Bruno in Venice West & Other Poems by Lawrence Lipton - Venice West Publishers, 1976
Venice of America: The American Dream Come True by Sweet William
Call Someplace Paradise and Ghost Town, by Pat Hartman. Venice in the late 70s, early 80s. Also available online at Xlibris (includes more information about the book).
Homeless in Paradise by William G. O'Connell
Arthur L. Reese, "The Wizard of Venice" - Sonya Reese Davis with Jewell Lupoma.
Venice, California: An Urban Fantasy - Horst Schmidt-Brummer - Grossman Publishers, New York, 1973.
Number Our Days by Barbara Myerhoff - Simon and Schuster, 1978
windowlight by ann nietzke - Soho, 1981
The Circle Bar And Grill by Joseph P. Farnan - Nine Press, Oakland, 2003
North Beach 90291 by Rich Mann
A Sea Shore Memoir by maryjane, 2005
Fantasy by the Sea by Tom Moran & Tom Sewell - Peace Press, 1979
The Colorful History of Venice, California Coloring Book by Emily Winters and S.E. Mendelson
Venice Thru the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's by Bob Farrington
A History of the Venice Area - Dept. of City Planning, Los Angeles, 1969
100+ Year History of the Japanese American Community of Venice by Perry Miyake Jr., with Tiffany Yoshikawa Sato & Alexa Giffen - Published by the Venice japanese Community Center, 2010