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Book Soup, West Hollywood

Book Soup has been serving readers, writers, artists, rock & rollers, and celebrities since it was founded by Glenn Goldman in 1975!



Guarded over by two golden dogs, Book Soup has 60,000 titles, specializing in art, film, photography, music, controversial non-fiction, and literary fiction, as well as international magazines at our outdoor newsstand, NewsMews. We have a deep commitment to university, international, and small presses, and a love for autographed books; customers will be surprised by the rare gems they discover on our shelves.

Known for our floor to ceiling bookshelves, high profile author events, signed books, 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.

On your virtual tour, be sure to visit Employee Picks, to see what our extraordinary (and very opinionated) booksellers are reading these days, and please be sure to check out our upcoming Author Events - sure to excite book collectors and book lovers with tastes of all kinds.
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  • So much fun. We did the 90 mins on the large excavator as we thought if we are doing this once in a lifetime experience, might as well do it right. It was great. 'Tiny' our instructor was perfect; pat...  more »
  • Admittedly I was the girl who put my Barbie dolls on Tonka trucks, so I knew this would be fun, but this was beyond my expectations! Operating a giant hunk of an excavator was great. "Tiny" was an inc...  more »
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  • No better place to spend an afternoon browsing at a leisurely pace. If you love books do not miss this spot. A book for every sensibility!
  • Great place to pick up books and they have an amazing selection, plus great service. Very well organized. I bought all of my Christmas gifts here.

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