Great to see that this large, indie bookstore is still around. I participated in an author event here, and the staff was wonderful and so accommodating. An ample selection of great reads here, and if you can't find it on the shelves, they'll be happy to order it for you!
1800 Rosecrans Ave Ste BManhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Quaint locale for afternoon tea. I'd recommend it for small groups celebrating a shower or birthday. Decor-wise, it's heavy on lace and doilies. Definitely more geared toward the ladies.
Incredible, large independent bookstore. Storytime for kids in the children's department. Also nice selection of gifts.
I can't seem to find it. Does it even exist? I remember the Crown Books chain from way back. I worked at a few. But where is this phantom book store?
This is not a well kept secret, since everyone in Pasadena knows about Vroman's, but in case you're from out of town and looking for a great bookstore, this is it. Huge selection with helpful and knowledgable staff, the only problem will be making up your mind on a book. The children's section is particularly impressive. They also have free gift wrapping and play host to all the celebrity writers that come through town on book signing tours.
One of the best book stores in the area. They have a very large collection and it is very organized, making it much easier to find what you're interested in. They also have a variety of rare books, first editions, and signed books.
Best place for a traditional British tea in Los Angeles. Edmund and Mary do a wonderful job of making you feel at home. The setting is beautiful and the rest of the staff are always friendly and attentive. The tea is fragrant with notes of bergamot, the sandwiches and Yorkshire pudding are wonderfully savory and the whole experience makes me feel like I'm in a Miss Marple mystery. The scones are the show-stoppers: warm, buttery and flakey. Basically heaven on a plate. Slathering copious amounts of Devnonshire cream is a must.
This shop is very unique. Everything is handmade by men and women over 50. There are lots of interesting items from baby blankets to hand crafted pottery.
Definitely not what it used to be. Once upon a time, it was one of the best record stores in SoCal. Not anymore - no decent used CDs or LPs in the store (anything decent is put on ebay at exorbitant prices) and the staff is rude, arrogant and dismissive of anyone and anything that they don't personally like. The LPs and CDs that they do allow the store customers to buy cost at least twice what anyone else charges. Really - the bins are filled with stuff that looks like the dollar rack at Amoeba.It all started several years ago, when they moved to their current location. The longtime staff that was both friendly and knowledgeable were all fired and the shop was turned over to this little twerp who thinks he's better than everyone else and knows more about records - even though he doesn't know the difference between an original and a cheap re-issue (which may not make any difference if you're just trying to fool people with crummy re-issues and dollar records). I guess this is what happens when you have a hip-hop "label" (big deal - my dog can have a record label - that doesn't make him better than his customers).With Pasadena City College's monthly record swap meet (first Sunday of every month) literally a few blocks west on Colorado Blvd, don't waste your time with Poo Bah.
This is a fun shop where I go to get my favorites. Worth checking out on a Friday night with friends and then going home to watch a DVD or play some music. Or just to hang out.