As soon as you enter this bookshop, you leave the cacophony of Sunset Boulevard behind. The floor-to-ceiling shelves are packed with tomes; the store’s collections are especially rich in art, film, photography and literary fiction. Particularly thoughtful are the staff’s handwritten “recommended reading” notes placed under volumes. Magazines lovers can peruse quirky publications from all around the world; tchotchke collectors will find a good selection of stationery, figurines, table accessories and knick-knacks. Since it opened in 1975, this independent store has been supportive of local and celebrity author events and signings. A complete calendar is available online.


West Hollywood is one of the most colourful neighbourhoods in Los Angeles. Famous for the high-end boutiques along Melrose Avenue and popular Sunset Boulevard, it has been the backdrop for many TV shows and movies.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood
+1 310 659 3110

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