Brand Bookshop

★★★★★

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I agree with all the other reviewers that this is a great used bookstore. It is large, clean and well organized and has a wide variety of material. I came in one day and found a whole collection of books on a topic I was interested in and bought the lot. The owner gave me a significant price break which I appreciate very much. It's worth spending a few hours just strolling through the stacks. You never know what you'll find. I try to pop in at least once a month. Parking is available in the Glendale public lot just behind the store as well as the catch-as-can meters on Brand Boulevard.

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★★★★★

I agree with all the other reviewers that this is a great used bookstore. It is large, clean and well organized and has a wide variety of material. I came in one day and found a whole collection of books on a topic I was interested in and bought the lot. The owner gave me a significant price break which I appreciate very much. It's worth spending a few hours just strolling through the stacks. You never know what you'll find. I try to pop in at least once a month. Parking is available in the Glendale public lot just behind the store as well as the catch-as-can meters on Brand Boulevard.

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I have really enjoyed my trips to the Brand Bookshop. I love going through shelves and shelves of older books, trying to find hidden treasures. This shop was very helpful when I was searching specifically for Armenian books as well. Some of the prices seemed expensive but overall this is a great bookstore. I didn't realize that you could search their inventory online so that is a great addition to the shop.

4
★★★★☆

I have really enjoyed my trips to the Brand Bookshop. I love going through shelves and shelves of older books, trying to find hidden treasures. This shop was very helpful when I was searching specifically for Armenian books as well. Some of the prices seemed expensive but overall this is a great bookstore. I didn't realize that you could search their inventory online so that is a great addition to the shop.

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I had totally forgotten about this bookstore until a review of it flashed by on the front page of Insider Pages! How fortunate! I went by the other day and it is just as I remember; welcoming, interesting, and -fascinating-. The prices aren't Amazon-like but they are gosh darn low for ecclectic and hard to find books that span across a gigantic range of subjects! Highly recommended!

5
★★★★★

I had totally forgotten about this bookstore until a review of it flashed by on the front page of Insider Pages! How fortunate! I went by the other day and it is just as I remember; welcoming, interesting, and -fascinating-. The prices aren't Amazon-like but they are gosh darn low for ecclectic and hard to find books that span across a gigantic range of subjects! Highly recommended!

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Reduce Reuse Recycle! Get awesome books at great prices and trade 'em in later to make space for more books! The owner and the staff here know everything! The setting is so welcoming too. Once through the door you are greeted by a Japanese bamboo water fountain, trickling softly along. They also have used cds and tapes and records (for die-hard collectors). My favorite section is the poetry section-- so often so paltry at used book stores (one book of Rumi and a Shakespear maybe), here, there are four shelves full of new voices to discover at great prices!

4
★★★★☆

Reduce Reuse Recycle! Get awesome books at great prices and trade 'em in later to make space for more books! The owner and the staff here know everything! The setting is so welcoming too. Once through the door you are greeted by a Japanese bamboo water fountain, trickling softly along. They also have used cds and tapes and records (for die-hard collectors). My favorite section is the poetry section-- so often so paltry at used book stores (one book of Rumi and a Shakespear maybe), here, there are four shelves full of new voices to discover at great prices!

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I lived in Glendale for 12 years and never got tired of a trip to Brand Books. The selection is ecclectic and extensive, it's organized by subject and then alphabetized by the author's last name for quick and easy searches (and it's amazing how many used bookstores don't bother with that), the staff helpful and knowledgeable, each with their own areas of expertise. They're also dog friendly; I used to take my medium sized rottweiler/aussie shepard mix inside while I browsed.

Prices are always reasonable at the Brand - most are half off the cover price and they have a very reasonable 'hold' policy if you need it. You can sell books for either cash or trade - trade is always a better bargain, not usually an issue for bibliophiles.

The only genre that the Brand doesn't really stock is Chicklit, so if you're looking for a light-hearted romp about a 20 or 30-something gal searching for love and the right pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes, go down the street to Borders.

5
★★★★★

I lived in Glendale for 12 years and never got tired of a trip to Brand Books. The selection is ecclectic and extensive, it's organized by subject and then alphabetized by the author's last name for quick and easy searches (and it's amazing how many used bookstores don't bother with that), the staff helpful and knowledgeable, each with their own areas of expertise. They're also dog friendly; I used to take my medium sized rottweiler/aussie shepard mix inside while I browsed.

Prices are always reasonable at the Brand - most are half off the cover price and they have a very reasonable 'hold' policy if you need it. You can sell books for either cash or trade - trade is always a better bargain, not usually an issue for bibliophiles.

The only genre that the Brand doesn't really stock is Chicklit, so if you're looking for a light-hearted romp about a 20 or 30-something gal searching for love and the right pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes, go down the street to Borders.

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I love the smell of old books. As a student I have found several philosophy and political text books here at lower prices than at the University. They also buy back used books. At one point they sold old vinyl records as well. It used to have a bamboo fountain inside. I think the original owners sold the store to some younger people. I liked it better then.

5
★★★★★

I love the smell of old books. As a student I have found several philosophy and political text books here at lower prices than at the University. They also buy back used books. At one point they sold old vinyl records as well. It used to have a bamboo fountain inside. I think the original owners sold the store to some younger people. I liked it better then.

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A venerable valley establishment on Glendale's Brand Blvd strip, this rather large store is known for its collection of used and rare books. More importantly, the varied collection, which is constantly being added to, is well organized and appropriately priced. Particularly nice if you like the smell of old books!

5
★★★★★

A venerable valley establishment on Glendale's Brand Blvd strip, this rather large store is known for its collection of used and rare books. More importantly, the varied collection, which is constantly being added to, is well organized and appropriately priced. Particularly nice if you like the smell of old books!

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I have heard rumors that Brand Book Shop is the largest used book store in Los Angeles and I am inclined to believe them but even if it isn't the largest used book store it is certainly my favorite. They always seem to have the title I am looking for, the store is meticulously organized and whenever I can't find a particularly obscure book, the friendly staff is very helpful in locating the most likely shelf to peruse. Prices are very reasonable since the books are usually in mint or near-mint condition, though rarely exceptional bargains. Another fantastic feature is that the owner will buy your used books. Call in advance to schedule an appointment (since he takes occasional days off) and if you are willing to exchange for store credit you will get an ever better value.

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★★★★★

I have heard rumors that Brand Book Shop is the largest used book store in Los Angeles and I am inclined to believe them but even if it isn't the largest used book store it is certainly my favorite. They always seem to have the title I am looking for, the store is meticulously organized and whenever I can't find a particularly obscure book, the friendly staff is very helpful in locating the most likely shelf to peruse. Prices are very reasonable since the books are usually in mint or near-mint condition, though rarely exceptional bargains. Another fantastic feature is that the owner will buy your used books. Call in advance to schedule an appointment (since he takes occasional days off) and if you are willing to exchange for store credit you will get an ever better value.

Pros: Great Selection, Friendly Staff, Well Organized

Cons: Few chairs

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I couldn't agree with Party Bear more. This used bookstore has a great selection and a very relaxed atmosphere. Stacks and stacks of used books, at such great prices you're able to take some chances while you seek out the gems. If you like to read, you'll like this store.

2
★★★★★

I couldn't agree with Party Bear more. This used bookstore has a great selection and a very relaxed atmosphere. Stacks and stacks of used books, at such great prices you're able to take some chances while you seek out the gems. If you like to read, you'll like this store.

Pros: great selection, cheap, friendly service

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Great selection of paperbacks and hardcover editions. Very reasonably priced. Well organized, friendly service, and the kind of relaxed atmosphere you want in a bookstore.

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★★★★★

Great selection of paperbacks and hardcover editions. Very reasonably priced. Well organized, friendly service, and the kind of relaxed atmosphere you want in a bookstore.

Pros: Service, Selection, Atmosphere

 

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