“All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad or peculiar.”
-Grace Paley

Read Books (can be pronounced “red” as in: “Say, these books have been read before,” or “reed” as in: “You better read these books, buddy”) sells used books & new magazines. We are centrally located in the eerily idyllic neighborhood of Eagle Rock, two blocks south of the corner of Eagle Rock & Colorado Boulevards in an area harboring many independently owned shops & restaurants. Eagle Rock is north of downtown L.A., hidden between Glendale & Pasadena beneath the confluence of the Verdugo & San Gabriel mountain ranges.

Read Books is a small, clean, organized store. In order to maximize our space, we are focused on stocking our shelves with nothing but quality books on a variety of subjects; no filler. We also sell books on line at http://www.abebooks.com/read-books-los-angeles-ca-u.s.a/51878746/sf and on Amazon.

We sell a variety of current magazines, host a (more or less) monthly book club, offer a wide variety of Unique Books, and a diverse range of Categories to choose from.

It has been alleged that we hold book signings, live music, open mic comedy nights, poetry readings, and other fun events.  Watch this space for updates!

We also offer one-on-one in-store tutoring in language arts & mathematics (up to Algebra) at a reasonable price.

You can read some nice things people say about us here.

2 Responses to About

  1. Mary says:


    Glad to see you have a computer again. Did you miss it? Or was the silence golden?

    Just checking to see if the postcards arrived okay.

    Thanks again! Love the Winston Churchill quote!


  2. Hi, Jeremy,

    I just wanted you to know that the books I bought at your shop arrived safely in New York the other day. I’m so happy to have discovered you and hope to return before very much time passes. All the Best, Bill Z.

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