Known for our fascinating selection of new and used titles, author events, enthusiastically diverse 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.
Independent Booksellers since 1989
BOOKS AND COOKIES is a Children’s Bookstore, Enrichment Center and Event Space. The unique design of the Books and Cookies space makes it a safe and relaxing environment for the whole family – with the goal of bringing wonder and excitement back to reading and learning. The space is divided into three areas: The Bookstore/Interactive Reading Room, The Enrichment Center and new Indoor / Outdoor Learn and Play area and Event Space.
THE BOOKSTORE / INTERACTIVE READING ROOM is a sun-filled room stocked with both classics and new, contemporary must-reads for babies to tweens. The space is completely kid friendly with plenty of places to curl up and get lost in the pages of a book. We allow the families to pull the books down off the shelves to read because it is so important to fall in love before you chose which titles to take home. We just want to remind you to read gently!
In the mornings and afternoons, our ENRICHMENT CENTER is filled to the brim with parents and smiling little ones joining in on our caregiver-and-me activities. From daily story times to music classes, arts & crafts and wiggle worm fitness, our activities foster learning, fun and family interaction.
A unique aspect of our new location is the indoor / outdoor LEARN & PLAY AREA. With 600 shaded square feet outside and another 200 square feet inside, children will have the opportunity to read books in a teepee, build with blocks, make believe and play dress up, dance with bubbles, splash in our water table and climb our beautiful play structure hosted by CEDAR WORKS This unique space allows children to building critical thinking, gross motor and sensory skills in a safe, enclosed area.
Check out their online schedule for a complete list of classes, sctivities and events.
Let BOOKS AND COOKIES plan your child’s next birthday party and make it one that they will never forget! Storytelling… Parachute Play… Crafts, and more! Our staff will do all the work so you can kick back and relax while your child celebrates. Oh, and you don’t even have to clean up afterwards! We also host playgroups, baby showers, charity events, company parties, and more!
Books and Cookies was started by Chudney Ross, a successful writer, teacher, TV host and entrepreneur. One of her more recent projects was writing a children’s book series, Bean’s Books, the first of which came out in the summer of 2012. Mary Giuliani, CEO of Mary Giuliani Catering & Events in NYC, is also a partner of the shop.
Located on the infamous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California, Book Soup has been serving the Los Angeles community – and beyond – since 1975! As one of the last surviving and leading independent bookstores, Book Soup packs over 60,000 titles in-stock, specializing in art, film, photography, music, controversial non-fiction, and literary fiction. With a deep commitment to university, International, and small presses, customers will continue to be surprised by the rare gems found on their shelves. You might also see some celebrities shopping in there! Also CHECK THEIR SCHEDULE for author signings and other events.
CHILDREN’S BOOK WORLD has been open since 1986 and is a full-service children’s bookshop in West Los Angeles, stocking over 80,000 titles for children, parents, teachers and collectors. We also carry a large selection of music, audio books, DVDs, craft and science kits, and educational aids. Our superior staff does an excellent job of helping customers choose just the right book for each child and assisting teachers with their classroom needs. Our ever-expanding multicultural collection of books makes Children’s Book World a treasure trove for book lovers of all ages!
Vroman’s Bookstore was founded in 1894 by Adam Clark Vroman. Mr. Vroman’s legacy of philanthropy continues into the present day. Throughout the years, the store has supported a variety of causes and institutions through food drives, holiday gift drives free hiv testing, bone marrow donor match drives, pet adoption days, mentoring and support for local girl scout troops, donations for charity raffles, school book fairs, and the Vroman’s Gives Back program. Vroman’s Gives Back is a charitable program that donates a portion of customers’ purchases to local nonprofits, including public radio stations, arts centers, family services, and programs supporting literacy, the homeless, and animal welfare. To date, Vroman’s has donated over $634,2675.55 on behalf of our customers. Vroman’s is also famous for its world class author signings and events. The store hosts over 400 free community events a year including children’s storytimes, trivia nights, craft classes, bake-offs, and special launch parties, and has hosted such authors as President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, Irving Stone, Upton Sinclair, Ray Bradbury, David Sedaris, Salman Rushdie, Walter Mosely, Joan Didion, Barbara Walters, Anne Rice, Neil Gaiman, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
LA Kids Consignment is a huge semi-annual kids consignment sale featuring over 100,000 items from over 600 families. Families can sign up to consign their outgrown children’s items and earn 65-70% on everything that sells. Shoppers can find amazing bargains on everything for newborns through pre-teens. Prices are 50-75% off retail and you can find clothes, toys, shoes, strollers, books, DVDs, furniture, infant items, bikes, ride-ons, maternity, outdoor play equipment, exersaucers, bouncy seats and so much more! Check the website for dates and locations – we hold 6-7 events a year around Los Angeles. www.lakidsconsignment.com