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: July 2011
All Grown Up ‘Twas back in the summer of ought-seven, the incipient summer of our store’s sentience, when our two sons lounged shiftlessly upon the pee-stained couch that graced the front of READ Books. Hopelessly in need of adult role … Continue reading
Eric Warren’s new book, EAGLE ROCK 1911-2011, is here. He will be at READ Books on Saturday August 13th to sign books. You can purchase your copy now, or do so at the signing.