Recommended reading about Venice (some available at Small World Books, 1407 Ocean Front Walk, and/or Beyond Baroque Bookstore, 681 Venice Blvd.):
Gentrifying Paradise: Resistance and Removal in 21st Century Venice - James R Smith (2019) Available at Small World Books, Beyond Baroque, Village Well (Culver City), and Amazon.
Abbot Kinney's Venice-of-America, Volume One, The Golden Years: 1905-1920, Carolyn Elayne Alexander (1991)
Venice West: The Beat Generation in Southern California
Arnold Springer: History of Venice of America (1992-93)
Venice California: Coney Island of the Pacific - Jeffrey Stanton - Donahue Publishing, (1993 & 2005).
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)
If The Dead Had Email - By Jim Smith (2011); 2nd Edition published July 1, 2019.- Available at Beyond Baroque and Amazon.
The Dinner Party Before the Revolution (2019) Published Nov. 5, 2019. - Available at Small World Books, Beyond Baroque and Amazon.
100 Years of Venice Poetry:The Great River Outside the Mainstream - History of Venice Poetry and Poets. Inside The Dinner Party Before the Revolution. (Includes 17 mostly new poems about Venice)
Hour of the Moon - By Hillary Kaye (2010)
The Ghosts of Venice West - Philomene Long and John Thomas (1994)
The Selected Poems and Prose of John Thomas - Raven Productions.com (2011)
Voices of the Lady: Collected Poems of Stuart Z. Perkoff (available at Beyond Baroque) (1998)
25 Poems - Panos Douvos
William J. Margolis:
Wilderness - Jim Morrison (1988)
The Kid in America - Tony Scibella (available at Beyond Baroque) (1985)
two for her - tony scibella & frank rios (1984)
Frank T. Rios:
Eucalyptus - Abbot Kinney (1895) Reprint available on Amazon
The Holy Barbarians - Lawrence Lipton Chronicle of the Beat Generation in Venice. Available at Powell's Books online.
Bukowski in the Bathtub - By John Thomas (1997 & 2014)
Venice of America: The American Dream Come True, by Sweet William
The Balcony Café - Douglas Eisenstark (2006)
Venice Beach: California Carnivale - Helen Kolikow Garber (2005)
Call Someplace Paradise and Ghost Town - Pat Hartman. Venice in the late 70s, early 80s. Also available online at Xlibris (includes more information about the book).
Homeless in Paradise - William G. O'Connell
Venice, California: An Urban Fantasy - Horst Schmidt-Brummer - Grossman Publishers, New York, 1973.
Number Our Days - Barbara Myerhoff - Simon and Schuster, 1978. Book and Academy Award-winning video about the aging Jews on Ocean Front Walk and Israel Levin Center.
North Beach 90291 by Rich Mann
A Sea Shore Memoir - maryjane (2005)
Art Tiles At Venice Beach, A Graphic History: 1904-2001 - Noel Osheroff, Tamie Smith and the Venice Arts Council (2014)
Fantasy by the Sea - Tom Moran & Tom Sewell - Peace Press, 1979
The Colorful History of Venice, California Coloring Book - Emily Winters and S.E. Mendelson (1978)
Venice, California: The Illusion of a Future - Barry Wright
Venice Thru the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's - Bob Farrington
Beats, Hipsters, and California Cool: Essays on the Literary Life,Writing, and Other Trifles - Penny Skillman (2014)
Kafka At The Beach - Steve Bevilacqua(2013)
Destiny's Consent: (Laura Shepard Townsend)
Death is a Lonely Business - Ray Bradbury. The famous writer brings his descriptive powers to a novel set in Venice circa late 1940s.(1985)
The Vampire of Venice Beach - Jennifer Colt (2007)
The Circle Bar And Grill - Joseph P. Farnan - Nine Press, Oakland, (2003)
California Gothic - Kristin Herrington (2011)
A Red Brick Building, Ugly As Hell, in Venice, California - Marie-Gisèle Landes-Fuss (1984)
Death in Venice, California - Vinton Rafe McCabe (2014)
windowlight - ann nietzke - Soho (1981)
Venice to Avalon - James Cass Rogers (2004)