What: Book Soup
For: All Ages
This morning Ethan and I had the opportunity to walk around West Hollywood after brunch. We came upon Book Soup, a small bookstore with floor-to-ceiling books and gifts. We spent about half an hour in here, and we definitely will to come back to see the new books that come in, as the inventory changes seasonally.
Book Soup is a small independent book store on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood that’s been open since 1975. From the outside, it looks like a simple magazine stand. However, when you venture inside, you’re greeted with a beautiful quaint bookstore.
Not all genres of fiction are represented. The store specializes in art, film, photography, music and literary fiction (but believe me, this still means a ton of books). There were tables with top book picks from the staff, and authors even come in for readings often. This would be a great place to pick up a coffee table book for our home.
The bookstore is very small and cute. They not only sell books, but there are also autographed editions of popular reads. Book Soup also sells cards, gifts, vinyl records and cute knick-knacks. I was able to purchase a book for the kids to read along with an adorable book-themed matchbox. The entire time I was there I felt like I was in a cozy and hidden Hollywood spot.
The employees are kind and always made themselves available to help. I overheard them suggesting books to other patrons that were similar to their preferences. Make sure to check the website for hours of operation. I will be sure to come back to the store to check out their constantly evolving inventory in a few months.
Everyone in Book Soup were kind and respectful. It was very quiet, and it felt like we were exploring one of Hollywood’s hidden gems. It was not crowded at all, and we were able to explore the store freely. There is metered parking on the street in front of the store.
The cost of the book that we bought was very reasonable. I know that I would’ve paid 30% more at a chain store such as Barnes and Noble. I also saw that the pricing for the gifts was reasonable as well. I suggest that anyone in the area should take a stop into Book Soup.
Book Soup Information
8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
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