Tag Archives: Books

Hawaiʻi

Books, Nooks and Crannies (14 Waianuenue, Hilo, HI 96720) This charming little bookshop in Hilo opened in 2010 after the closure of the local Borders store (its owner even bought some of the old Borders furniture and book shelves). The … Continue reading

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Los Angeles

Small World Books (407 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291) The entrance to this great little bookshop is almost hidden among the jumble of restaurants and stalls which line the busy Venice Beach boardwalk. Its shop front is entirely obscured by the … Continue reading

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Big Sur

The Phoenix at Nepenthe, Big Sur (48510 Highway One, CA) Though technically not a bookshop in its own right, an interesting books section has been created at the The Phoenix store which is attached to the (once) bohemian restaurant Nepenthe. … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz

Bookshop Santa Cruz (1520 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95060) The future looks bright for this great, not so little, independent bookshop in Santa Cruz which has been going since 1966. Earlier this year, the Santa Cruz branch of Borders … Continue reading

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San Francisco

City Lights  (261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway, CA 9413) This independent book shop/publisher needs little introduction being one of the more famous names in independent book selling across the world. It was started back in 1953 by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti … Continue reading