A book with a history rivaling the rancho it documents in its scope will be unveiled next week at a special event at Rancho Los Alamitos.

“Rancho Los Alamitos — Ever Changing, Always The Same” began when Pulitzer-nominated author David Lavender was asked to create a narrative of the history of the rancho site for the newly-formed foundation to begin creating programming.

“Rancho Los Alamitos” is published by Heyday, an independent nonprofit publisher based in Berkeley known for promoting Californian culture, history and landscapes. Malcolm Margolin, founding publisher of Heyday, will be part of the event on Sunday, Sept. 25.

Tickets to the Sunday morning (9:30 a.m. to noon) event are $25, $20 for Rancho Foundation members. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free. Books are $41.75 ($35 plus tax and handling). Parking is free at Lot 9 on the California State University, Long Beach, campus, with a shuttle to the rancho. For tickets, call 431-3541 or go to www.rancholosalamitos.org.