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Book Soup is located on the world-famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. Founded by Glenn Goldman as "Bookseller to the Great and Infamous," the store has been serving readers, writers, artists, rock 'n' rollers, and celebrities since 1975.

Guarded over by two golden dogs, Book Soup has 60,000+ titles, specializing in art, film, photography, music, and literary fiction. We have a deep commitment to university, international, and small presses, and maintain an array of exclusive autographed books. Customers are delighted by the rare gems they discover on our shelves.

Known for our floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, high-profile author readings, limited-edition books, vinyl records, and celebrity clientele, Book Soup is an essential stop on any tour of Los Angeles. Our booksellers are here every day to recommend your next book, pick out a gift, or just talk lit with you.  

Visit staff picks to see what our extraordinary (and very opinionated) booksellers are reading, and please be sure to join our mailing list for a complete schedule of upcoming author events, updated signed books inventory, and other store news. 


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Visit Store Info for address, hours, contact info, and parking tips.  COMING SOON: Fun facts, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, trivia, and gossip! COMING SOON: Hall of Fame with our favorite guests from the last 45 years!