6…The Stuff to do: The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

When I first went the book festival I had no idea what a book festival was.  I wandered around the little booths and grabbed a bit to eat at one of the many food trucks.  Over the next few years I have discovered the secret of the festival.   I love books, old books, new books,…

17…The Bookstores: The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore is a massive used bookstore.  Nestled in a vintage bank building downtown Los Angeles and it is more like an art gallery than a book store.  With its famous book sculptures and little shops upstairs selling art work from local artist.   This is a place to “hang”.  And with Cole’s and the…

23…The Bookstores:  Skylight Books

This is a cozy little neighborhood bookstore.  They host a number of events and book clubs.  It is a great place to hang out and read and feel intellectual or just drown in their myriad of magazine from everywhere. Skylight Books  

32…The Bookstores: Downtown Library

It’s not really a bookstore, but the Central Library downtown is a place to see.  It is a perfect place to spend half a day wondering around, eat lunch, see an exhibit – read a little.   If you are like me, you enjoy being the presence of books.  I know it may sound strange to…

34…The Bookstores: Bodhi Tree

To say that I love book stores would be an understatement.   I love books.  Old books, new books, everything about books.  I love the way they smell, the way they feel.   Through books you can learn new things, be transported back in time, become friends with fictional characters, step into someone else’s world.   The Bodhi…

62…The Bookstores: Vroman’s

I found the Vroman’s bookstore 20 years ago.  I was a quaint little bookstore with an expansive stationery store upstairs.  Now it is huge, with a little coffee café in the front.  You could spend an entire day here….and I believe I have!