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.