Los Angeles Bookstores: Skylight Books
Skylight Books is one of the first bookstores I visited after moving to Los Angeles. And I had a bit of a drive to get there from where I was located in DTLA.
It was worth the trip. Skylight Books is located 1818 North Vermont in the section there in Los Feliz where all the quaint sidewalk cafes and shops are located.
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The bookstore is a good fit for the neighborhood. In it you will find books that don’t make the mainstream, but are much more interesting. I believe they will also carry books by independent authors on a consignment basis.
I noticed a number of fine art photography books, politically “incorrect” books… and mainstream books as well. They also have a number of book signings and other events. And once you have your new book or magazine (Oh, did we mention they have hard to find magazines?) you can sit at one of the many sidewalk cafes and read it.
If you are near the Los Feliz/Hollywood area, swing by and check out Skylight Books. This store has it going on.
See also our post on The Last Bookstore in DTLA and Book Soup in West Hollywood.
Note on Parking: There are parking lots in the alley just east of Vermont that run from Franklin Street to Hollywood Blvd. Parking is also available in the post office parking lot on the corner of Franklin and Vermont after hours. The businesses in this area, the Los Feliz/Atwater Village asked me to remind patrons to use the parking lots and to park on the residential streets only as a last resort. Neighbors are complaining and it will result in permit parking only (i.e. no street parking at all on side streets) if the situation continues.