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Skylight Books

1818 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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    I'm sure you're familiar with the old saying, "never judge a book by it's cover." My response to that is "those people were never forced to read boring books with boring covers in AP English."

    First off, like every other store in the area, Skylight, has so much character. The moment you walk in, you will notice that this place tries hard to put it's own spin on everything. Every area of genre has an employee's recommendation section which is pretty cool. Additionally, the selection here is interesting and there are plenty of books you've never heard of. Furthermore, Skylight has author events which are free and interesting (the day I went, there was a guy talking about how he was doing lines of cocaine with Jimi Hendrix). The prices are the same as most brick and mortar book stores.

    Personally, my favorite area was the sci-fi section and the food section. There are plenty of magazines and art books here as well. Moreover, I enjoy how no one is trying to bother me with help. Lastly, the workers are really friendly and most of them seem like avid readers ready to offer recommendations.

    Overall, Skylight is a hidden gem of knowledge. I can easily waste time away here.

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    My favorite bookstore in LA. Not too big, not too small, plenty of small nooks to sit and read, great recommendations and awesome choices in authors.

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    Skylight Books is known for its eclectic clientele, including many local artists, musicians, writers and scholars. While not comprehensive, with the possible exception of Vroman's bookstore in Pasadena, the shop has the best selection I have seen of in-print books on Los Angeles's history and culture. In addition, there are good selections of literary friction, books on music, art, film and theater, graphic literature, children's books and political theory.

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4.5 out of 5
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181 people visited Skylight Books

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