Allison K Hill


Allison K Hill

Allison K Hill writes about books, authors, the reading life, and Southern California’s incredible contribution to the literary landscape. She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of two nationally recognized independent bookstores, Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena and Book Soup in West Hollywood, and a frequent contributor to the The Huffington Post book section. You can reach Allison through her website at www.AllisonKHill.com, or follow her on Tumblr at readingalovestory.tumblr.com.

Recent articles

  • Entertainment

    This is the book that stopped me in my tracks

    This column was supposed to be about something else. But sometimes a book stops you in your tracks, derails the Sunday morning you had earmarked for chores and emails and bills, and simply commands your attention. Over breakfast I picked up the copy of Maile Meloy’s novel “Do Not Become Alarmed” that had been sitting on my night stand — a book that had been recommended by a colleague and written by a Los Angeles-based author I’ve always meant...

  • Books and literature

    Here’s the one summer reading tip you should take to heart

    My favorite part of summer as a child was visiting my grandparents. The drive was two hours north from our suburban home in Dallas past truck stops and cattle ranches. Halfway was Decatur where the dog would suddenly wake up and bark as though she knew we had passed a marker. There was the restaurant called Feathers and Fins and then multiple pecan stands, taxidermists, and adult video stores before finally, Henrietta, Texas, population 2,987. My grandparents lived in a house my...