Staff Picks

A Generous Serving of Book Soup

August 10, 2017

When you hear “Hollywood” (whether “west” or otherwise), you probably immediately think of blockbuster films, glitzy red carpet galas, and celebrities trying to duck past persistent paparazzi. You probably don’t immediately think of literary expertise and appreciation, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Book Soup, the remarkable bookstore located on West Hollywood’s famous Sunset Strip. Two towering, golden canine statues guard the shop’s entrance like loyal Roman centurions, and floor-to-ceiling shelves stock an extraordinary assortment of new, used, and rare books. Book Soup maintains a special fondness for university, international, and small publishers, and patrons are regularly surprised to come stumble upon autographed copies of hard-to-find titles. Celebrity authors frequently drop by to sign copies of their work. This month’s big names include Corey Taylor, the lead vocalist of American heavy metal band Slipknot, and Brian May, astrophysicist and lead guitarist of legendary glam rock band Queen.

Address: 8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069