When I asked them what their favorite traits are in a romantic hero, Bea gave me a brief tutorial. “Heroes are generally split up into two categories; alpha and beta. Alpha is the classic strong hero, whereas the beta is more sensitive.
Exposing the World of Romance at America’s ONLY all romance bookstore right here in LA – The Ripped Bodice, Part 1
Located in Culver City, when I walked into their shop I was immediately transported into the world of romance. The bright, airy, frilly, ballerina pink store is furnished with Victorian-like settees and romance books.
Did you know that Indie booksellers have made most of the national bestselling authors that we know today? And here’s a perfect example from B.J. Hegedus from Vroman’s Bookstore.
Vroman's "AN INDIE BOOKSTORE MOMENT" by B.J. Hegedus I was working on a display table in our Home Emporium section, stacks of new cookbooks, waiting for their place alongside gift merchandise. Figuring it all out is akin to real life Tetrus. While stringing twinkle...
As I walked past “shelf talkers,” which are book recommendation cards handwritten by employees, and “Edgar Allan Poe-ka dot” socks, I re-immersed myself in this familiar, homey culture. The store, decorated in warm browns and deep reds, seemed to draw everyone from senior citizens to parents with their kids in tow to dating teens.
Despite the rise of e-commerce, Allison Hill, president and chief executive officer of Vroman’s, doesn’t think that the store’s role in the community has changed over its 122 years of existence. Wearing a brown bob and an azure blouse that matched her eyes, she animatedly told me about the history of Vroman’s.
A partial listing of local bookstores with cool people who can help you find your next read. Let’s support our local booksellers…
1252 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Books & Cookies
2309 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
5550 So. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
ESO Won Bookstore
4327 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Hennessey & Ingalls
214 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90214
Larry Edmonds Bookshop
6644 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Last Bookstore
453 So. Spring Street
Pages: A Bookstore
904 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
4328 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
1818 No. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Small World Books
1407 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291
8372 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
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