1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, California 90027
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 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.