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Elisa “Sol” Garcia – Hear in LA podcast


Much props and respect to Elisa “Sol” Garcia who is an awesome book seller from LA. She operated her own bookstore called Imix Books which curated a huge list of books by and about people of color. When my book Furqan’s First Flat Top came out she was the first bookseller in LA to carry it and I have never forgotten that. 


Link to podcast episode w/ transcript and photos!
Here is a podcast called Hear in LA which did a lovely interview with her where she talks about her long history of being a bookseller (26 years!!!),  best sellers, the summer of 2020, Morrissey, the whole American Dirt fiasco, Eso Won Books, and Skylight Books where she currently works. 
Something she did not mention on the podcast is that she owned and operated her own bookstore and community space-Imix Books back in the day, which sadly closed
She’s also a selector/DJ on the radio show known as Lady Imix with DJ Phatrick on “Heartbreak radio” and on shows like “Word to your mama” and “Heat Rocks” !
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Art of Rob – is now in 7 bookstores!

Feliz Año nuevo. Juiced to tell you that “Art of Rob” is making its way into more brick and mortar community based independent bookstores in the US. I love sharing information about bookstores because they are little cultural hubs for reading, art, politics, sometimes food, dating :), learning, and reading of course. If you can please go support these book and art galleries, you’re guaranteed to find something unique.


1. Modern Mouse – Alameda California 2223 S Shore Center, Alameda, CA 94501

 This gift store/ art gallery houses some of the coolest books, art prints, t-shirts, stickers, candles, toys, jewelry, and more in the East Bay. I’m not sure when it was founded but Matt and Mynt took over the company in 2017 and they are Queer and Woman of color owned. Check them out!


2. Push/Pull– Seattle Washington 2000 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107

Push & Pull is a cool independent bookstore located in the northwest side of Seattle right in between Adams and WestWoodland. They are go to spot for independent comix, books, gifts, and art. Not only that but they publish folks and host regular events. If you were at the Short Run Fest you might have seen their table. Go support them!

3. E14 – Oakland California 461 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607

E14 has been rocking with me since Furqan’s First Flat Top debuted. They are a project and offshoot of the EastSide Arts Cultural center in East Oakland and they featured clothing, jewelry, art, toys, and books. Every year they host an array of local talent through gallery shows and vendor events. Go check them out. Brown and Black owned!

4. Skylight Books – Los Angeles California  1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Skylight is a cool independent bookstore located in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles. They have a huge selection of books. They host author readings and feature independent creators such as myself. They host a lot of cool book events, have a podcast, and feature banned books! Check them out.
What is “Art of Rob”? Its my 130 page art book featuring character designs, paintings, sketches, tutorials, and more for the burgeoning young artists!
Note: If you have not received your book in the mail from the kickstarter or you believe it got lost in the mail please message me here or email me at If you’d like to purchase a copy directly from me you can using this LINK
Did you see the first three bookstores to carry the book? Here’s a LINK to that post featuring The Multicultural Children’s Bookstore, Marcus Books, and Pegasus Books