16277 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Irvine Ca. 92618
Children's Bookshop with in depth selections of children's books, and educational toys.
Ventura CA 93003
Abednego Book Shoppe is a locally owned independent new and used bookstore. We are the largest Book Trade Center in Ventura County. Bring in your books to be evaluated to use for a 50% discount on used books in stock. We also search for hard-to-find and rare books.
180 S Prospect Ave, Ste 230
Tustin California 92780
800 422 8886
800 452 2802
Acorn Naturalists's catalog features a comprehensive collection of books, field equipment, lab equipment, skull replicas, science and nature kits, games, and art projects that nurture curiosity about the natural world.
6400 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Since 1990, Amoeba Music has welcomed independent music lovers of all kinds to our unique, vibrant stores in Berkeley, San Francisco and Hollywood. We stock every kind of music, movies, and books.
2900 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
Oldest and largest automotive bookstore in the US. In Burbank, CA since 1951
1000’s of books and DVD’s, cars, motorcycles and airplanes.
Ventura CA 93001
We are an independent, family owned bookstore serving the California Coastlands and the world. We have a vast, eclectic inventory striving to serve our community with quality and integrity. We believe in supporting our local arts, which includes writers, historians, artist and musicians. Our store has become a place for them to display new creations.
2321 Gladwick St.
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220
Equipment, Supplies and Books
For Entomology and Related Sciences
Pasadena CA 91106
We are a full service, full selection bookstore in "angelic" Pasadena since 1992. We offer more than 70,000 used books on all subjects, as well as a growing selection of new books and vinyl records. Now in our 22nd year!"
348 S. Tustin Street
Orange CA 92866
Book Carnival has been in the business of specializing in mysteries, suspense and author events since 1981. Check us out on our website, Facebook and Twitter!
Mystery, Romantic Suspense
3010-B Juniper Street
San Diego, CA 92104
15 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara CA 93101
Founded in 1902, the Book Den is one of California's oldest bookstores. The store offers a curated selection of new, used and out-of-print books in a clean, well-organized shop staffed by people who really know and love books.
General, Rare/Antiquarian & Used
Solvang, CA 93463
The Book Loft is a full service bookstore- the helpful staff would love to locate that difficult to find or out-of-print book, help you select the perfect gift, or ship your order to your destination. We will even gift wrap it at no extra charge!
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood CA 90069
Book Soup, "Bookseller to the Great and Infamous”, is a general interest, independent bookstore located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Founded in 1975, the store specializes in art, film, photography, music, and literary fiction and is known for its vibrant author event series (over 300 annually) and celebrity clientele.
5225 Canyon Crest Dr. #30A
Riverside CA 92507
Cellar Door Books is an independent, locally owned bookstore featuring a carefully curated stock of new books for adults and kids. We have book clubs for every taste, author events, story time, and much more.
3321 State Street
Santa Barbara CA 93105
Chaucer's Books is a general bookstore with lots of good books and sidelines. The breadth of inventory is refreshing. It has an extensive children's section, with games, puzzles, plush and much more. A browser's paradise with something for everybody.
126 North Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
ph: (323) 465-1334
fax: (323) 465-6093
Located in Windsor Square, amid the bustling boulevard of Larchmont; saunter the neighborhood, grab a bite or coffee, browse our shelves, take a seat and your time to enjoy the charm of a true old-world, general-trade bookstore.
| Children's Book World
10580 1/2 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles California 90064
Library-like, multicultural selection of over 80,000 titles, with extremely knowledgeable booksellers, adept at matching books to children that will stimulate excitement for reading. Author events, storytimes, DVDs, CDs, craft & science kits, games, and custom gift baskets.
Counterpoint Records & Books
Los Angeles CA 90028
Art/Design/Architecture, General, Rare/Antiquarian & Used
3817 1/2 Santa Claus Lane
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Oh, for the love of books...a small, independent children's bookstore offering a wide selection of picture books, board books, middle readers, and young adult books with a splash of general fiction, travel and local folklore! We have cards, journals, and eclectic gifts.
225 26th Street
Santa Monica CA 90402
Known for fascinating selection, stunning events, enthusiastic staff, and urban California aesthetic, DIESEL is the cutting-edge, high octane, community-radiating, independent neighborhood bookstore we all dream of hanging out in, getting imaginally turned on in, and literarily inspired by.
20 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena CA 91105
We're an independent travel bookstore and outfitters located in beautiful Pasadena, California. We have a complete selection of travel guides, travelogues and maps, as well as luggage, clothing, accessories and a travel agent. Come check us out!
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Veteran bookshop spotlighting a range of titles about & written by African American people.
| Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada California 91011
General bookstore, also offering gifts, games & puzzles in the heart of La Canada, California. Open 7 days per week. We are a designated Village Post Office with extended service hours. Our coffeehouse offers coffee, espresso, tea, juices, pastries, and sandwiches.
9 N. Sixth Street
Redlands CA 92373
Our vision is to help grow young minds through words and illustrations by providing reading enjoyment with physical books in an actual bookstore environment. We are committed to creating an atmosphere and shopping experience everyone will enjoy.
The Getty Store
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1200
Los Angeles CA 90049
The Getty Store offers an extensive selection of publications on art and architecture. You will also find a wide range of merchandise inspired by The Getty Center site, The J. Paul Getty Museum’s collection, and the visual arts.
Hammer Museum Store
Los Angeles CA 90024
In its role as a cultural center, the Museum endeavors to be a vibrant intellectual forum for the exploration of cultural, political, and social issues. To this end, the Museum offers a rich variety of public programs such as lectures, symposia, film series, readings, and musical performances. The Museum Store provides a continuation of the museum's mission through monographs, theoretical and critical literature, and specially curated merchandise.
Hennessey + Ingalls
Art & Architecture Bookstore
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Best selection of books on the visual arts.
Art, Architecture, Interior Design, Photography, Graphic Design, Fashion, Landscape & Gardening
PO Box 802542
Santa Clarita CA 91380-2542
Home-based bookseller specializing in Japanese and Japanese American titles in English.
1519 Fremont Ave.
South Pasadena CA 91030
A unique Bookstore dedicated to providing a consistent source of current and classic religious publications, outstanding sacred art, sacramental and devotional items and fine sacred music.
Holy Family Bookstore Religious
308 1/2 Marine Ave.
Balboa Island, CA 92662
Island Tales is a children's bookshop located on beautiful Balboa Island.
P.O. Box 704
Sierra Madre California 91025
Book Fairs, Author Events
114A Lime Ave.
Monrovia, CA 90106
We are a non-profit organization in the Greater San Gabriel & Pomona Valleys that features an annual Jewish Book Festival each fall in celebration of Jewish Book Month. In 2019 we will be holding our 21st Jewish Book Festival.l. The Book Festival features books by Jewish authors or books with Jewish content. Ten to twelve individual author events are held during the community-wide Festival.
Los Angeles CA 90012
Year Opened: 1977
So. Cal’s largest selection of books/ DVDs on Japan and Asia, plus full line of stationery items, books, magazines and music imported from Japan. Manga and more manga.
Kinokuniya Bookstore - Costa Mesa
665 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa CA 92626
Your OC source for books on Japan, plus full line of books, magazines & stationery items imported from Japan. Also, manga and more manga.
General, Japanese Language, Asian/Asian American
Laguna Beach Books
Laguna Beach CA 92651
Our goal is to provide you with the most interesting community bookstore with superb selection and knowledgeable staff. We are a general interest store that is located in the Old Pottery Place, in Laguna's historic HIP District.
842 W. Palmdale Blvd.
Palmdale, CA 93551
General fiction and nonfiction, specializing in paperback fiction.
453 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
The Last Bookstore is California’s largest used and new book and record store. Currently in our third incarnation, we began in 2005 in a downtown Los Angeles loft.
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego CA 92101
We are a book and gift store based in the San Diego Central Library. We stock a curated selection of book-themed items, children's toys, books and games, home goods, jewelry and more. Our profits benefit the public library system.
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles California 90071
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Located in Downtown's historic Central Library, The Library Store features a carefully crafted collection of eclectic literary gifts and goods. As part of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, proceeds from The Library Store benefit the Los Angeles Public Library and its 73 locations.
1648 W. Orange Grove Ave.
Pomona CA 91768
Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair Company provides quality custom book fairs throughout Southern California, for all ages--preschool through high school, including private/religious schools and teacher conferences.
Mrs. Nelson’s Library Services and Bindery offers wholesale book purchasing services for K-12 schools and government institutions and bindery services to reinforce paperback novels and repair textbooks.
General books (K-12 to adult)
5943 Balboa Ave Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111
Mysterious Galaxy is an independent genre bookstore that is passionate about creating and maintaining a community of readers, authors, and booksellers.
Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
8907 Warner Avenue, #135
Huntington Beach CA 92647
An independent bookstore specializing in signed first editions.
Ontario CA 91762
Independent bookstore and newsstand serving the Pomona Valley/Inland Empire since 1957. We specialize in friendly, personal service.
411 West Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena California 91105
The Norton Simon Museum Store features a large selection of books on American, European and Asian art, photography, gardens and architecture. We also offer an impressive assortment of art-related books and games for children and a variety of stationery, prints and posters that feature works from the Museum’s renowned collections.
Once Upon a Storybook
2207 Honolulu Avenue
Montrose CA 91020
The oldest children's bookstore in the country, this neighborhood touchstone engages the reading community with the best selected titles, hand-picked greeting cards, exquisite gift items for all ages and a warm & knowledgeable staff. Author signings, storytimes, book & writing clubs for all ages.
Bakersfield CA 93309
Russo's Books has served the Southern San Joaquin Valley since 1989. Now operating out of a showroom office setting, Russo's continues to assist the general public and area schools and businesses. Russo's actively supports area author and literacy events throughout the region.
2476 Huntington Drive
San Marino CA 91108
Offering quality toys and children's books since 1975. We offer complimentary gift wrap, special orders and a friendly knowledgeable staff.
4665 Torrance Blvd,
Torrance, CA 90503
1818 N. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles CA 90027
A general bookstore serving such historic L.A. neighborhoods as Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, and Echo Park. Our eclectic clientele challenges us to provide the cutting edge of culture including the best in literary fiction, books on music, art, film and theater, L.A. regional culture and history, graphic literature, children’s books, political theory and more. 10am - 10pm daily. A full schedule of author events.
1716 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90026
213 413 3737
Stories is a general interest book store in the thriving Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. We sell new, used and rare titles.
1470 East Valley Road
Montecito, CA 93108
308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles California 90095
Among the nation's largest independent university bookstores, UCLA BookZone provides a selection of 25,000 titles covering a range of academic, literary, reference, and general interest titles including children's, bargain, and gift books.
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla CA 92093
We've been serving the campus of UCSD and greater San Diego since 1960 with a large selection of general books and the most up-to-date selection of medical and technical titles in San Diego.
738 Main Street
Ramona CA 92065
Retail bookstore with new and used books as well as gifts hi-lighting local artists and authors.
Wide selection of new releases, best sellers and children's books.
840 Childs Way
Los Angeles California 90089-2540
With more than 24,000 titles, the USC Bookstore is the largest bookstore in the downtown Los Angeles area. Our selections include literature, poetry, philosophy, cookbooks, children's books, and much more...
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena CA 91101
Vroman’s Bookstore is a 30,000 square foot general interest, independent bookstore founded in 1894 and located on Colorado Blvd in Pasadena. A literary institution and local landmark, Vroman’s has over 80,000 book titles; thousands of gift items including fountain pens, stationery, candles, local gift items, toys, games, periodicals, and e-reader accessories; an international newsstand; a coffee shop; an art gallery; and over 400 author signings and book events each year.
3729 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena CA 91107
Vroman’s Hastings Ranch is a 7,000 square foot branch store located in east Pasadena, 15 minutes from the Vroman’s flagship store on Colorado Blvd. Vroman’s Hastings Ranch is a general interest, independent bookstore with thousands of books, gift items, and periodicals, as well as a small special events series.
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
Year opened 1896
A full-service family owned general bookstore with a large selection of titles including
art, architecture, design and children's
"independent minds need independent bookstores."