Books in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Polkadots & Moonbeams

Like a burst of sunlight on a cloudy day, enjoy this whimsical, yet exceptional, vintage womenswear shop, stocked with affordable designer dresses, shades, scarves and hats. There’s another branch with some new labe…
Books in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Skylight Books

Like moths, bookworms (and God bless them) are drawn to this skylight: a loftlike, indie bookstore focusing on local, nontraditional and foreign authors. It also hosts several book groups and runs meet-the-author ev…
Books in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Book Soup

A bibliophile’s indie gem, sprawling and packed with entertainment, travel, feminist and queer studies, eclectic and LA-based fiction, plus appearances by big-name authors.
Books in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Last Bookstore in Los Angeles

Who said the inky page is dead? What started as a one-man operation out of a Main Street storefront is now nearly an entire ground floor of an old bank building, and it's stuffed with used books of all stripes as we…
Books in Silver Lake & Echo Park


Bob your head to dub on the hi-fi while you wander through a maze of new and used literature. It has an LA section, plays, short stories, graphic novels and Carl Jung. Brainy types congregate in the back-end cafe.
Books in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Mystery Pier Books

An intimate, hidden-away courtyard shop that specializes in selling signed shooting scripts from past blockbusters, and first editions from Shakespeare ($2500 to $4000), Salinger ($21,000) and JK Rowling ($30,000 an…
Books in South Central & Exposition Park

Eso Won Books

Nearly 30 years in business and still doing it in an Amazon world, this store focuses on African-American literature, fiction and nonfiction. Luminaries such as Maya Angelou, BB King, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have he…
Books in Culver City & Mar Vista


Set in the Helms Complex, Arcana is the city's best art-book depot. The sheer breadth is overwhelming. Photography books feature Saul Bass, Led Zeppelin, The Godfather, and Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot stills. An…