Calling all LA book lovers! It’s time to plan your next literary adventure in Los Angeles. We have an abundance of LA bookstores that offer everything from rare finds to the latest bestsellers. Whether you’re a lifelong reader or just looking for a cozy escape, here are some of the best bookstores in LA that are worth checking out.
The Last Bookstore
Location: 453 South Spring St.
Hours: 11 AM – 8 PM every day.
The Last Bookstore is an iconic bookstore located in the historic Core District of downtown LA, this two-story bookstore is a magical spot for any book lover. It’s the largest used and new bookstore in California, and its unique ambiance is sure to take your breath away. For all of the first edition and rare book collectors out there, check out The Annex room. They specialize in first editions and rare collections. Leaving empty-handed will be impossible when you see their plethora of used books, magazines, and vinyl records. Make sure you explore their small café and gallery space for local artists too.
Pro Tip: If you’re looking for parking. so they don’t have their own lot, so expect to find street parking or park at the lot next door for $10.
Location: 1818 N Vermont Ave
Hours: 10am – 10pm Everyday
A true Los Feliz gem, Skylight Books is known for its impressive selection of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction and its yearly banned books week. Even if you’re not sure where to start on your literary adventure, the staff can help with their amazing picks. Skylight Books focuses on community and holds weekly events, including book signings and readings. Come by and immerse yourself in their community safe haven.
Location: 8818 Sunset Blvd
Hours: 10am – 7pm Everyday
Founded in 1975, Book Soup has 60,000 titles worth checking out. Whether you’re looking for fiction, non-fiction, film, memoir & biography, or art & design you can find hidden treasures here in their specifically curated selection. Book Soup hosts over 300 author events and signings each year, so come for a chance to meet your favorite author. You might even spot your favorite celebrity too.
Stories Books & Cafe
Location: 1716 W Sunset Blvd
Hours: 9am – 9pm Everyday
Looking to pick up a new book and sip a delicious cup of coffee? Stories Books & Cafe must be calling your name. Located in Echo Park, its cozy atmosphere makes it the perfect place to get lost in a good book. Make sure you check out their events calendar if you’re looking for an epic poetry night by a new author or a new book launch.
Location: 695 E. Colorado Blvd
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 AM-9 PM, Sunday 10 AM-7 PM
Founded in 1894, Vroman’s is one of the oldest and largest independent bookstores in Southern California. With a wide range of books as well as a cozy café and regular events, Vroman’s is a must-go on our list.
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