Book Soup

Business Type: Bookstore

8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, California 90069

Phone: (310) 659-3110



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Monday- Saturday: 9:00am-10:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am-7:00pm

Book Soup has been serving the Los Angeles community and beyond since 1975! As one of the last surviving and leading independent bookstores, Book Soup packs over 60,000 titles in-stock, specializing in art, film, photography, music, controversial non-fiction, and literary fiction. With a deep commitment to university, International, and small presses, customers will continue to be surprised by the rare gems found on our shelves.

Known for our floor to ceiling bookshelves, high profile events, signed titles, and celebrity clientele, Book Soup is a “must see” on any tour of L.A. and if you happen to live in our neighborhood, we are here to stimulate and engage you in conversation.

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Specialties: art, film, photography, music, controversial, non-fiction, and literary fiction

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I had the pleasure of visiting Book Soup while on my first book tour in 2010. From the atmosphere to the selection to the knowledgeable and friendly staff, Book Soup is everything a great indie book store should be!

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LA's Best Indie Book Store

This is by far my favorite bookstore in Los Angeles. They have a huge selection for such a small space, and the inventory is perfectly edited. The entire staff is wonderful, and they give recommendations that could only come from true book lovers!

As an avid reader I find it difficult to discover new authors and books in the average chain bookstore, but Book Soup never disappoints. I've discovered some of my favorite new authors here, and I stop in regularly to chat with the staff and see the new arrivals!

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