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News & Features » May 2013 » Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Stories (Echo Park, CA)

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Stories (Echo Park, CA)

Welcome to Akashic in Good Company, a weekly column highlighting some of the amazingly talented, hard-working, committed people Akashic has had the pleasure of working with over the past fifteen years. This week we are delighted to feature a virtual tour of one of our favorite indie bookstores: Stories!

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Welcome to Stories! Photo courtesy: Stories

Stories Books and Café serves the diverse neighborhood of Echo Park as its stalwart supplier of books (used & new) and café goods (fair trade and delectable). We’re located on Sunset Blvd., in imminent proximity to some of Los Angeles’s finest music venues, record shops, clothes stores, bars and restaurants.

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Photo courtesy: Stories

For four and a half years we’ve thrived thanks to the vitality of our community and our commitment to stock a well-rounded and hyper-stimulating selection of books. We host author readings, music, comedy and art shows. We offer a venue for people who enjoy a good exchange of thoughts and ideas in a quietly provocative environment. The atmosphere here is one that lends itself well to diplomatic resolutions of philosophical disagreements. (That is partly conjecture, but we have had a couple of wedding proposals within our walls, and one was accepted)

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Ian Svenonius reading “Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘N’ Roll Group” Photo courtesy: Stories

We carry select new releases, classics (both the institutionally recognized and the highly subjective type), and a finely curated selection of new and used books. Lots of fiction, art and oddities. Near 70,000 titles, give or take.

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Photo courtesy: Stories

Our patio is at its best a serene oasis, perfect for reading, conversation and contemplation.

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Stories Patio (remodeling in progress) & Café Counter. Photo courtesy: Stories

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For more information, check out their website or find Stories on Facebook!

Posted: May 2, 2013

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