Cynthia Heimel (plum) Fri 19 Feb 99 11:53
SOme of them are just so nurturing!
Cynthia Heimel (plum) Fri 19 Feb 99 11:55
My fave bookstore is Three Lives Books on Tenth Street in Manhattan. I go in there and it's better than taking heroin, such a fine calm happiness comes over me. It's a small store, but GAWD do those chicks know what they're doing! Plus, there is usually Theo the dog there.
Ron Hogan (grifter) Fri 19 Feb 99 12:20
My favorite is Amaz...oh, wait. My favorite is Dutton's Brentwood Books, but I'm biased because I used to work there for a year. They're probably the best indie bookstore in the Greater Los Angeles area.
David Gans (tnf) Fri 19 Feb 99 12:59
I did a reading there once. What a great store!
Cynthia Heimel (plum) Fri 19 Feb 99 23:51
I hate it. I find it annoying!
Ron Hogan (grifter) Sat 20 Feb 99 01:26
That is a shame, but I still feel validated in my love of it.
Cynthia Heimel (plum) Sat 20 Feb 99 09:40
It's just a little too twee for me, with all the adorable cards and children's items.
Barry Smolin (shmo) Sat 20 Feb 99 10:33
But the presence of Scott Wannberg makes it all worthwhile!
Ron Hogan (grifter) Sat 20 Feb 99 14:01
Every time I visit LA, it's good to go to Dutton's on a Saturday and hear Scott say, "Ronnnn HO-gan" as I walk in the door. And he knows everybody. And you can spend your whole time there with him and not see a single twee card or children's book.
Barry Smolin (shmo) Sat 20 Feb 99 14:14
I contend Scott should be listed in the tourist guides for folks visiting LA. He should be given landmark status.
Valerie McEntee (valerie-m) Sat 20 Feb 99 16:56
Bay Book & Tobacoo in Half Moon Bay was always great. I haven't been there in several years so I can't vouch for it currently, but it was fabulous when I was a kid.
Moist Howlette (kkg) Sun 21 Feb 99 16:10
I love A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books when Linda Dyer is doing the event. I love Book Passage (in Corte Madera) because they do so much for authors and are fighting the good fight for the indies and mostly because they carry all my CDs and not only that are the only consignment account I've ever had that pays for product without being hounded. I love Staceys in downtown SF because they have an incredible nonfiction section and because they tell me secret places to park. I love Booksmith on Haight Street because they used to be my neighborhood bookstore and I love the owners (who have been roadies for the Remainders) and they make baseball trading cards for the authors who read there. And I love Cover to Cover for the Childrens section. Impossible to pick a favorite, but don't get me started on the bookstores I DON'T like, and why! Oh - I also like cody's a lot.
Cynthia Heimel (plum) Mon 22 Feb 99 10:19
Feel free to start on the bookstores you don't like!
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Mon 22 Feb 99 17:29
Well, I don't have any bookstores I need to knock at the moment. I do want to offer praise for Copperfield's, a small bookstore chain in Sonoma County, California. The company has five or six shops spread across the county, it's still a small business. I like that the individual shops have "Local Author" sections where they carry the books written by people living in the community. They even carry self-published works, such as a quarterly magazine self-published for the past five years by a trio of girls now just in their mid-teens.
Cynthia Heimel (plum) Mon 22 Feb 99 19:25
Oh, I love those Copperfield's people. One of the reasons I'm thinking of moving to Petaluma.
Daphne Merkin's spanking piece (chuck) Mon 22 Feb 99 19:49
I used to know a Copperfield's employee. Great guy! He moved to LaLa Land, alas.
Smouldering Lust And Motorcycle Mechanics (jmara) Thu 25 Feb 99 14:28
A tragic story. For all we know, now he's at Chippendales.
Andrew Brown (andrewb) Sun 14 Mar 99 03:18
Books for Cooks, in Notting Hill.
Cynthia Heimel (plum) Tue 16 Mar 99 07:25
that's a great store with lovley lunch too!
Celia Chapman (lark) Wed 14 Apr 99 07:29
Favorite LA bookstores: almost all the indies. Dutton's in Brentwood, Bodhi Tree (on Melrose), Book Soup (on Sunset), Sisterhood (in Westwood), and the Studio City location of Samuel French.
gazorninblat (dwaite) Wed 9 Jun 99 15:07
what is the name of that book store on clement... around 5th I think. I used to love to go there and stamer around. I'm still looking in chicago. There are quite a few indie's here.
Earl Crabb (esoft) Wed 9 Jun 99 15:32
Bookplate? Is it still there?
Ron Hogan (grifter) Wed 9 Jun 99 15:45
Green Apple. It is, last time I checked, still there.
gazorninblat (dwaite) Fri 18 Jun 99 09:38
green apple! oh yes! any ideas on places in chicago? I'd love a hand
Casey Ellis (caseyell) Wed 23 Jun 99 22:29
Heintzelman's Bookstore in Los Altos is wonderful. Conrad Heintzelman used to work in publishing in Manhatttan and gives great gossip. Susan, his wife, was a librarian at Columbia and makes offbeat, thoughtful book recs.
Mark Binder (realfun) Sat 7 Aug 99 11:29
Myopic Books - a wonderful used book store in Providence, RI. Excellent sellection. You never find what you want but you always end up leaving with something better.
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