Bookstore Spotlight: Cosmopolitan Book Shop, Los Angeles California

This used book store is amazingly cluttered and unorganized, however it was fun searching through the cluttered shelves.  I love this kind of used book store. The book shop seemed somewhat old-fashioned, dusty, and there were stacks of books everywhere.

Check out the pictures below and see for yourself =)

Name: Cosmopolitan Book Shop
Location: 7017 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
Tel: (323) 938-7119
Check out their reviews on YELP.

“SAVE A BOOKSTORE” sign is very catchy I think =)

It’s a beautiful mess.

In My Mailbox: 08.13.2011

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren and here’s what I got this week:

I recently visited Caravan Book Store in Downtown Los Angeles and bought “Pride and Avarice” by Nicholas Coleridge. While this is an antiquarian book shop, it’s a surprise that I was able to find this book in one of their piles =)  It’s neat how the shop owner  wraps your book in brown paper just like in the old days. Caravan is worth a visit when you’re in Downtown Los Angeles. Click here to read an article about Caravan.

I also bought 10 Jane Austen sequels from another local bookshop:

Pride and Prescience by Carrie Bebris
Jane and the Unpleasantness of Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron
Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange
Darcy’s Voyage by Kara Louise
Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy by Sharon Lathan
Loving Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan
The Pemberley Chronicles by Rebecca Ann Collins
The Women of Pemberley by Rebecca Ann Collins
Mr. Darcy’s Daughter by Rebecca Ann Collins

I also went to Borders today and bought 2 books with a 30% discount from the list price:

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide by Stephenie Meyer
Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitman 

And here’s what I received from authors & publisher via Goodreads First Reads Giveaway:

Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet
Across Many Mountains by Yangzom Brauen
Spin the Plate by Donna Anastasi

What books did you get this week?

The Last Bookstore Charity Parking Lot Sale 08.06.11

We attended the “The Last Bookstore Charity Parking Lot Sale” this morning and based on what we saw, it seemed like it was quite a success. Hopefully – because all net proceeds from the sale will benefit homeless children 🙂

Check the pictures below:

This was the line before they started. It’s longer than what my phone could capture.

I tried to take a picture from across the street, I still could not fit the whole line in =)

So I ended up with 3 boxes of goodies, approximately 50-60 books  =)