Los Angeles, California Area Bookstores

"The man who does not read good books has
no advantage over the man who cannot read."
Mark Twain [1835-1910]

    General Bookstores
Childrens Bookstores
Specialty Booksellers
Distant Booksellers
Book-Related Links


The Nordell Online Bookstores Group

Maison d'Etre Philosophy Bookstore
and Beatnik Coffeehouse

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore
Magic Lantern Video & Book Store
'Readers of the Purple Sage' Western Bookstore
Spirit of America Bookstore


General Booksellers
in Los Angeles & Orange counties

A Castle of Books [est. June 2007] in Stanton, CA

Acres of Books [est. 1934] in Long Beach, CA
Alias Books [est. 1959] in West Los Angeles, CA
Angel City Bookstore & Gallery in Santa Monica, CA
The Archives Bookshop in Pasadena, CA
Beyond Baroque [art/ideas space & bookstore; est. 1969] in Venice, CA
Book Carnival in City of Orange, CA
Bookman Used & Rare Books in Orange County, CA
The Book Shop [est. 1981] in Covina, CA
Dawson's Book Shop & Gallery [est. 1905] in Larchmont [Los Angeles, CA]
Dutton's Beverly Hills Books
Dutton's Brentwood Books in Los Angeles, CA
Equator Books - publisher & bookstore [est. 1998] in Venice, CA
Heritage Book Shop & Bindery [est. 1963]
Hollywood Book City
Iliad Books in North Hollywood, CA
Johnny's Used Books, 1743 Westwood Blvd. in Westwood
Legends Fine & Rare Books in Pomona, CA
Midnight Special Books [est 1970; reopened Nov 2003; closed July 2004] in Santa Monica, CA
Lewis Piccolo's Used Books at Howard Hughes Center Promenade in Westchester 90045
San Fernando Book Co. {4 locations}
Skylight Books in Los Feliz [Los Angeles, CA]
Small World Books in Venice, CA
Vagabond Books [est. 1975] in Brentwood [Los Angeles, CA]
Village Books in Pacific Palisades [Los Angeles, CA]
Williams' Book Store [est. 1910] in San Pedro, CA

Book Soup in West Hollywood, CA      Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, CA      A & S Bargain Books [17 locations] in Los Angeles CA area


Mystery Bookstores
in Los Angeles & Orange counties

Crime Time Books in Alhambra, CA [no website]
Mitchell Books [mysteries] in Pasadena, CA
Mysteries To Die For in Thousand Oaks, CA
Mystery & Imagination [scifi & mystery] Bookshop [est 1975] in Glendale, CA

The Mystery Bookstore in Westwood [Los Angeles, CA]

Book'em Mysteries in South Pasadena, CA


Specialty Booksellers
in Los Angeles & Orange counties

A Different Light [gay/lesbian] Bookstore in West Hollywood, CA
Abril Armenian Books [est. 1977] in Glendale, CA
Barnaby Rudge [antiquarian] Booksellers in Laguna Beach, CA
BloodPage Books, Los Angeles 90031
Bodhi Tree Bookstore [est. 1970] in West Hollywood, CA
Broccoli Books USA [manga & anime] in Culver City, CA
Cultura Latina Bookstore in Long Beach, CA
Dangerous Visions [scifi/fantasy] Books [est. 1981] in Sherman Oaks, CA
Dark Delicacies [horror] Bookstore in Burbank, CA
Education 2000+ Bookstore in Long Beach, CA: "Just Read"
Esowon Books, Los Angeles 90016
Bookstore at the J. Paul Getty Museum in West Los Angeles, CA
Hennessey + Ingalls Art & Architecture Bookstore in Santa Monica, CA
Heritage Source [books of Japan] Online [est. 1994] in Santa Clarita, CA
Hi De Ho Comics & Books [est. 1975] in Santa Monica, CA
Larry Edmunds [cinema] Bookshop [est. 1938], 6644 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, CA
Sabor de Nuestra Tierra Bookstore in Sylmar, CA
Take One! [cinema] Bookshop [est. May 2002; closed Jan 2004] in West Los Angeles, CA

Libreria Martinez Books & Art Gallery in Santa Ana, CA


Childrens Bookstores

A Whale of A Tale in Irvine, CA
Balkatha Online Books from India [est. 1999] in Cerritos, CA
Children's Book World in West Los Angeles, CA
Every Picture Tells A Story [books & art] in Santa Monica, CA
Once Upon A Story Books [est. 1996] in Long Beach, CA
Mrs. Nelson's Toy & Books Shop in La Verne, CA

Storyopolis, Beverly Hills CA adjacent


Selected Distant Booksellers
The Book Den [est. 1902] in Santa Barbara, California
The Book Orphanage {online bookseller} in Rialto, California
Book Passage Bookstore [est. 1976] in Corte Madera, California
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland, California
Isla Vista [CA] Bookstore [est. 1965]
Karen's Discount Books [est. 1994], 1315 Hot Spring Way in Vista, California
Mysterious Galaxy Books in San Diego, California
Phantom Online Bookshop [est. 1995] in Ventura, California
Russo's Books (4 locations} in Bakersfield, California
Warwick's Books [est. 1896] in La Jolla, California

Murder by the Book [est. 1980] in Denver, Colorado
The Philosopher's Stone Bookstore in Covington, Louisiana
Red Lodge Bookstore in Red Lodge, Montana

GOLD STAR: Every Wednesday is 'Seasoned Citizen' Discount Day at Page One Bookstore, for everyone aged 60 and over: stop by for a 20% discount on many new & used items, plus coffee is half price!   BLACK STAR: Page One lost their lease 9/2013, the Juan Tabo location will become a WongMart store; new location at Mountain Run Shopping Center (northward on Juan Tabo at Eubank) opened in January 2014  Page One independent bookseller [est. 1981] in NE Albuquerque; they moved Page One Too used books store into the main store in September 2008, then were forced to move to new location in January 2014

Penzler's Mysterious Bookshop, New York City
Strand Books [est. 1927] "Where books are loved", 12th & Broadway in New York City

Buckingham Books, 8058 Stone Bridge Road in Greencastle, PA
Used2BNew Booksellers [est. 2/2007], 2625-74th Place in Lubbock, Texas: Facebookonline at Amazon
Remember The Alibi Mystery Bookstore in San Antonio, Texas


Book-Related Sites & Events

West Hollywood [CA] BookFair [Sept 2003 = #2]
BookWorm radio program [Thursdays 2:30pm on KCRW] in the Los Angeles, CA area
Southern California Booksellers Assn.
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books [April 2004 = #9]
Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles
Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California [est. 1966]
Reading Is Fundamental [est. 1966]
Screen Actors Guild Foundation 'Book Pals' Program

California Intl. Antiquarian Book Fair [Feb 2004 = #37]
California Literacy [est. 1956]

Book Sense independent booksellers of America         Independent Bookstore Day [April 2017 = #3]

My Bookstore / Writers Celebrate book edited by Ronald Rice  "My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places To Browse, Read, and Shop" [2012] Edited by Ronald Rice, Illustrated by Leif Parsons, Introduction by Richard Russo, Afterword by Emily St. John Mandel
91 new (2012) essays by Isabel Allende, Wendell Berry, Ivan Doig, Dave Eggers, Louise Erdrich, Henry Louis Gates Jr., John Grisham, Pete Hamill, Carolyn Hart, Elin Hildebrand, Pico Iyer, Ann Patchett, Francine Prose, Tom Robbins, Lisa See, Luis Albert Urrea, Abraham Verghese, Simon Winchester — and dozens more
Kindle Edition from Hachette Book Group [4/2017] for $9.99  4/2017
Black Dog & Leventhal 8¼x5½ pb [4/2017] for $11.56  4/2017
Black Dog & Leventhal 8½x5¾ hardcover [11/2012] for $13.93


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