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Skylight Books - 8 Reviews - 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA - Books Reviews - Phone (323) 660-1175

Skylight Books

1818 N Vermont Ave (at Franklin Avenue)
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-1175
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Skylight Books - Los Angeles, CA
Skylight Books - Los Angeles, CA
Skylight Books - Los Angeles, CA
Skylight Books - Los Angeles, CA
Skylight Books - Los Angeles, CA
Skylight Books - Los Angeles, CA


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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 ...


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Editorial review from Citysearch 10/2/2012

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. more

favorite LA book store 1/20/2011

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 :-( more

Favorite LA Bookstore 11/1/2009

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. Pros: Selection more

Love it! 7/25/2007

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! Pros: Great atmospher, nice people, good selection Cons: limited parking in the area more

Cozy Indy Bookstore 2/9/2007

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. Pros: Bookstore kitty, Wide selections of indy publications, Knowledgeable Staff Cons: Street Parking more

really helpful staff ... and a bookstore cat! 11/11/2006

terrific finds with great author readings. and the staff is amazingly genuine and helpful! the vibe is truly welcoming. Pros: selection, author readings more

support great local store 6/13/2002

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. more

Best ""ma and pop"" book store in L.A. 5/29/2002

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. Pros: "Underground" lit, Great atmosphere, Staff very helpful Cons: Selection moderate, Parking limited more

Nice Neighborhood Bookshop 5/20/2002

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. Pros: Neighborhood vibe, Service/selection, Events Cons: Limited parking more
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  • Located just a few steps from the mothership, this liquor store turned art studio turned Skylight Books expansion is well-suited as a home for all things media and arts related. Cement floors, bookshelf-lined walls and a lofty exposed-beam ceiling with--you guessed it--skylights, dominate the rectangular one-room space. In addition to magazines and graphic novels galore, there are books on film, design, architecture, photography, and the like. Just like the original, there are ample staff recommendations and a selection of works signed by authors who have been in for a reading.

  • 3/10/2009 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Daily 10am-10pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Los Feliz, Central LA