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: November 2010
READ Books has gift certificates for the holiday season. Hell, we got gift certificates for the non-holiday season. Pick your poison.
READ Books, TOROS Pottery, LADY Boutique 4th Annual Holiday Block Party Live Jazz with “The Eastside Organ Trio” & Peruvian food from Lomo Arigato Food Truck Saturday December 4th *20% off all books & 10% off all mags (11:00a.m.-11:00p.m.) *Food Truck (6:00-10:00) … Continue reading
We have a new batch of Images of America titles: Eagle Rock, Highland Park, & Garvanza. Also have new Eagle Rock Centennial 1911-2011 Calendar published by the Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society. Antique hunters may be interested in our 1934 … Continue reading
Word on the streets of Portland is that the ecological milieu on the peripheries of the municipality (that’s how they speak on the Portland streets) is prettier than the streets themselves. Using this as our Wednesday thesis, we late-morning hop … Continue reading