1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002734.104115 -118.291653
Monday To Sunday From 10:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Los Feliz
In the heart of Los Feliz is Skylight Books, another vital bookstore in Los Angeles run by people who devote their life to books. In addition to the extensive selection of all genres, they also hold events and readings that bring the book-loving community together. I've met several friends bonding over David Foster Wallace, Roberto Bolaño, and even Wilco (the band). For $25 become a Friend with Benefits and receive 10% off any book and 20% off selected best sellers and featured titles. And while you're there, say hi to Franny, the store cat.
Skylight holds a special place in my heart because they have definitely made an effort to promote local authors. This is one of the last bookstores in LA and they are not afraid of being unique. The selection is great.
This is the quintessential hipster bookstore located in Los Feliz—one of LA's trendier neighborhoods. The shop's recent best-selling authors Patti Smith, Jennifer Egan, Davy Rothbart reflect its environs. Skylight also has a great selection of graphic novels, too.
Skylight is probably one of my favorite bookstores in the world. It's small but always seems to have what I want. Great selection of kids' books, and the philosophy section isn't bad either.
favorite LA book store – Skylight has an excellent selection of books. Its not a scene or pretentious. I often get into the most interesting conversations. Last time it was Bukowski vs. Henry Rollins. Where else can that happen. I miss you Skylight :-(
Favorite LA Bookstore – Skylight is definitely my favorite bookstore in LA. With the recent expansion, their selection is even bigger -- the entire second space is dedicated to art, fashion and photography including a great graphic novel corner and magazine rack. The employee selections are helpful and trustworthy guides whenever you might need a recommendation. Their dedication to exploring and exposing local authors is definitely commendable.
Love it! – I recently went to Skylight books for the first time with friends for the Harry Potter Book Release party. I am so glad we went there because it is such a fun and funky bookstore that it made the whole experience ten times better. There is a real sense of community and a love for reading and knowledge. I loved their card/stationary section and their shelf of locally published zines. Plus, it is located in a really interesting area. I will definitely be going back!
Cozy Indy Bookstore – A small yet charming independent bookstore on the main drag of Los Feliz, sandwiched between a delicious Greek cafe and the Los Feliz 3 movie theatre. I love their publications section, as Skylight carries a variety of independent arts and literary magazines that are difficult to find elsewhere. The gift section also yields high-quality cards, notebooks, and Japanese stationery. Looking for a new book to read but are unsure of what to choose? Scattered across the store are the "staff's picks," books recommended by those that know the stock best. Be sure to pet Skylight's resident kitty and check out the store's schedule of author readings and book signings.
really helpful staff ... and a bookstore cat! – terrific finds with great author readings. and the staff is amazingly genuine and helpful! the vibe is truly welcoming.
This fiercely independent Los Feliz bookseller hosts a continuous schedule of in-store readings and book clubs. – Skylight Books is as good for people-watching as it is for discovering new authors. The airy, high-ceilinged loft-like look of the store lends to the comfortable aura and draws an eclectic mix of readers and writers. Skylight is renowned for the attention it pays to literary fiction and alternative literature, as well as local authors. The store often has autographed copies for sale and features an impressive schedule of book readings, panel discussions and festival events.
support great local store – Not as extensive a selection as the once-great Chatterton's which used to reside in this location, but still pretty great over-all. Readings by talented literary persons, and a nice place to stroll through between eating down the street, vintage shopping and seeing a movie at the Los Feliz theatre next door. Yes they really have a skylight.
Best "ma and pop" book store in L.A. – While Book Soup is larger, I think that Skylight Books is the best ma and pop book store in L.A. The fact that today's most respected authors -- from Ralph Nader to Eddie Little to James Ellroy -- choose Skylight as the L.A. stop during their book tours testifies to this store's reputation among literati. The selection is not great, but you can order just about anything, and you'll usually get your orders within a few days. The staff are knowledgeable and very helpful. The atmosphere reminds one of those corner bookstores that were around before Barnes & Noble took everything over.
Nice Neighborhood Bookshop – Skylight is one of the last, best neighborhood bookstores in L.A. I've been to readings here and have spent plenty of time browsing the books, cards and magazines. Great selection of glossies, both mainstream and independent, and tons of industry-related books. The fiction and poetry selections are also solid, and the staff are helpful and willing to special order a title if you ask. I stop here first when there's a book I want to buy.
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