The 5 Bookstores in Los Angeles You Need To Visit

By Lauren - June 24, 2021

As someone who loves books and is an author this post was a no brainer. Here's some of my most frequented book stores in my city of Los Angeles! I love how many options there are ranging from used books, to collectors books to antique books, you name it. 

1. The Iliad Bookshop

5400 Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood, California 91601

Nestled right outside of Burbank is The Illiad Bookstore. Named after - you guessed it! Homer's Iliad. The outside of this bookstore is definitely eye catching and the inside is just as cool. The owners even have two cats that roam the store. Be sure to check the boxes outside as the frequently give away books!

All images via Iliad Bookshop

2. The Last Bookstore. 

453 S Spring St. Ground Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Before it went viral on Tik Tok, this place was super popular among Angelenos. This bookstore boasts itself as the largest used bookstore in all of California and has two floors, an art gallery, record store and lots of fun nooks and crannies and themed rooms. My personal favorite? The mystery/Sci-fi room. They also have several dedicated Instagram worthy spots! 

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3. Skylight Books

1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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This is a really cute bookstore in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. It's surrounded by a bunch of cute, boho type shops and restaurants. I always love all the plants the shop is decorated with. 

4. Book Soup

8818 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 

This one is probably my favorite out of this list. When I first moved to Los Angeles, it was the first bookstore my friend took me into and I fell in love with it. If you sign up for their email list, they also have fun events and book signings with a lot of celebrities and indie authors.

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5. Traveler's Bookshop

8375 W 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90048

For all your travel needs! 

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