Skylight Books

Row 1

1818 N Vermont Ave (at Franklin Ave)
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-1175
Mon–Sun: 10:00 AM–10:00 PM

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  • pet the cat
  • One of LAs last great indie bookstores. A warm, knowledgeable staff, in-store events with A-list authors, a design/graphic novel annex, and a really great cat make this a favorite. [Racked 38 Member]
  • LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Indie-est Indie Bookstore!
  • LOS ANGELES: A favorite of one of our LA insiders.
  • Skylight reminds Airborne Toxic Event's Mikel Jollett of his old college haunt, City Lights bookstore in San Francisco. I used to peruse the fiction aisles and dream of being in them one day.
  • I love stopping ,Skylight Books to talk about I Found This Funny!
  • I love stopping and staring at the window displays. Whoever does them is some kind of artist and makes the street a little better and brighter.
  • Breathe in the delightful bookstore aroma.... loved it!
  • Fantastic local bookstore-very dog friendly. Become a member & save 10%.
  • Pet the cat!
  • Saturday at noon, filmmaker Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up) will be at Skylight Books to talk about I Found This Funny!, a humor collection he edited.
  • The store mascot, Franny the cat, is so cute!
  • French actress Elodie Bouchez is also a dedicated mom, and loves the selection of kids books hereand the comics too! See the other LA attractions she recommends on her Route at the LV Amble site.
  • This building housed Chatterton's Bookshop. It was known for poetry and independent publications. Poets such as Billy Collins and Allen Ginsberg frequented and read here until it closed in 1994.
  • Cat's name is Frannie!
  • An interesting selection of political theory, gender and literary criticism.
  • Graphic novel/comic book section has been better by the day.
  • One of America's finest independent bookstores, host to many literary events
  • Indie books and they can order in anything.
  • Well edited bookstore by people who take it seriously.