LA Weekly Best of 2009
BEST UNKNOWN BOOKSTORE
"...aside from its insanely organized shelves, it also offers a smalltown coziness that larger, independent stores lack. Rare is a used bookstore that understands that used-book lovers aren't hoarders and cat collectors, but rather lovers of pop culture and refined culture. Read is the absolute best little place to lose an afternoon and emerge delighted and excited with a handful of treasures."
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“What shall I do with all my books?" was the question; and the answer, "Read them," sobered the questioner. But if you cannot read them, at any rate handle them and, as it were, fondle them. Peer into them. Let them fall open where they will... If they cannot enter the circle of your life, do not deny them at least a nod of recognition.
Monthly Archives: September 2010
Too Much Bleeping Perspective We could see the northwest corner of the great literary monolith from the front stoop of our hotel. In my infrequent inquiries of Debbie that led up to this vacation (“Where are we going?” Portland. “Where … Continue reading
READ BOOKS & TOROS POTTERY PRESENT “THE EASTSIDE ORGAN TRIO” Featuring YVONNE BUTLER Saturday 10/2 7:30-10:00 Eagle Rock Music Fest
“It was here we held an impromptu junta w/the intention of formulating a Portland agenda.” Continue reading
The Eagle Rock Music Fest will be on Saturday, October 2nd. READ Books will once again be hosting a live jazz band, and (perhaps) a food truck. Put this thing on a calendar. More details to come.
Book Sale/Party Sat. 9/11 11:00-9:00. Frysmith Truck Noon-4:00. Live Music 2:00-4:00. 10% off all books & mags. Continue reading