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Book Soup: A Cultural Hub of West Hollywood

February 04, 2018

The birthplace of the greatest film industry on earth, Hollywood is known the world over for its sweeping cinematic epics, glitzy award ceremonies, and larger-than-life stars of the silver screen. It’s not often thought of as a mecca for literary aficionados, but that’s exactly what you’ll experience at Book Soup, a one-of-a-kind independent bookstore located on Sunset Boulevard, just a quarter mile from our hotel. Founded in 1975, this literary hotspot is presided over by a pair of regal golden canines, resplendent among the more than 60,000 volumes that fill the towering floor-to-ceiling shelves. Booksoup believes strongly in promoting international, university, and small presses, and is particularly known for its art, music, photography, film, and fiction titles. In addition, patrons are regularly delighted to discover the rare and autographed editions of which management is so fond. The shop hosts high-profile author events on an almost weekly basis, and celebrity sightings are common. With a staff that’s always eager to chat about what they’ve been reading or recommend something tailored to your unique tastes, Booksoup is a must-see during your West Hollywood stay.

Address: 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069