Who We Are

We are a general bookstore serving the historic Los Angeles neighborhoods of Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Echo Park, and Downtown; located in the shadow of Griffith Park and its iconic Observatory, and surrounded by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, R.M. Schindler, and Richard Neutra. Our eclectic clientele, including many local artists, musicians, writers, and scholars, challenges us to provide the cutting edge of culture including the best in literary fiction, books on music, art, film and theatre, Los Angeles regional culture and history, graphic literature, children’s books, political theory and more.

We opened November 1, 1996 on the former site of another local bookstore landmark, Chatterton's. Located 3 1/2 blocks north of the Sunset/Vermont Metro station, just next to the Los Feliz 3 cinema. At 1818 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027. You can call us anytime at (323) 660-1175.


You can order books from us 24/7 through this website (the database will show whether it is currently 'on our shelves.' If not in stock, we can usually get books within a week or so. Be sure to read our "Frequently Asked Questions" before ordering).


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