Los Angeles has always been the city of dreams and entertainment. The rich history and diverse background of its people create a place that welcomes everyone. From gastro bars to theme parks and beaches, this city is filled with magic and fun in every corner.
When you first enter the Museum of Jurassic Technology, it seems cloaked in mystery. The facade of the building doesn't offer much of a hint as to what is contained within, and the unassuming vestibule doesn't answer your questions, either. It quickly becomes clear that, like many of the weird little quirks of this lesser-known Los Angeles gem, that air of mystery is a deliberate choice meant to prepare your mind for the oddities, curiosities, and quirky little stories to come.
Los Angeles has always had a rich history of storytelling and has provided the setting for some of history's greatest books so it's no surprise the city has no shortage of stores dedicated to the written word. Whether you're looking to revisit an old favorite or find your next beach read, celebrate this National Book Lover's Day (August 9th) by checking out these unique Los Angeles area independent bookstores.