#60 Skylight Books

Skylight Books Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, California 90027
(323) 660-1175

This is a great store in Los Feliz, an East L.A. neighborhood near Griffith Park.  It’s a hipster neighborhood with a lot of foot traffic, and it’s the kind of store that you can immediately tell is thriving.

Again, I feel like I really sold L.A. and Southern California short.  There are great bookstores here.

At Skylight, there’s the main store — which is a general trade book store, and there is also a newer annex where they keep their art and film books.   Sidelines are very fun, off-beat, and smartly selected.

They are in a perfect spot — next to a brasserie, a pizza place, a theater, and across the street from the post office.  Location, location, location!  It so obviously matters.  And the fact that they do a lot of cross promotion with their neighbors doesn’t hurt.skylight

Skylight hosts many events.  There are reading salons, midnight release parties, tweet-up readings.  It’s also a gorgeous looking store with nice lighting and a pleasant atmosphere.

I hate being effusive, but I’ m really enjoying myself!   I’ll have to spend a bit more time in L.A. The two stores I visited here are on the must visit list.

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Published in: on September 29, 2009 at 8:40 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Looks like a lovely book store.

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