Portrait Of A Bookstore

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Owner Julie and book curator Lucia have created an awesome the most perfect little bookstore there ever was. Julie travels to the Cotswolds regularly and brings back little treasures which all feel like they have literary origins. They give a regular hardcover discount unlike most independents and gift wrap beautifully.

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Owner Julie and book curator Lucia have created an awesome the most perfect little bookstore there ever was. Julie travels to the Cotswolds regularly and brings back little treasures which all feel like they have literary origins. They give a regular hardcover discount unlike most independents and gift wrap beautifully.

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The atmosphere is laid-back and the people are all interesting.

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The atmosphere is laid-back and the people are all interesting.

Pros: INDIE INDIE INDIE

Cons: Always a line... it's that good

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Portrait of a Bookstore rents it's space from Aroma Cafe. So if a reviewer had a problem with being asked to leave a table that wouldn't have anything to do with the bookstore. I love this place. I can always find a gift for anyone and I love their birthday cards. One of the staff suggested this amazing book from a couple of years ago- We Need To Talk About Kevin- and I would never had found that book on my own. Indie's rock

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Portrait of a Bookstore rents it's space from Aroma Cafe. So if a reviewer had a problem with being asked to leave a table that wouldn't have anything to do with the bookstore. I love this place. I can always find a gift for anyone and I love their birthday cards. One of the staff suggested this amazing book from a couple of years ago- We Need To Talk About Kevin- and I would never had found that book on my own. Indie's rock

Pros: A really smart, nice staff and its filled with hidden gems

Cons: parking is tough

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If you want to sit and relax with friends, especially on the weekends, AVOID this place--I was there with a friend and apparently we enjoyed ourselves for too long (a whopping hour and a half) because they rudely forced us to leave, threatening to call the police if we didn't. Talk about customer service. And, don't think about going to their sister cafe, the Alcove in Los Feliz either--they have the same policy. Apparently, for these two...all they care about is how many customers they can squeeze money out of. So, if you respect yourself and care about the types of establishment you spend your money in, avoid both places. There are much better, politer, places around.

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If you want to sit and relax with friends, especially on the weekends, AVOID this place--I was there with a friend and apparently we enjoyed ourselves for too long (a whopping hour and a half) because they rudely forced us to leave, threatening to call the police if we didn't. Talk about customer service. And, don't think about going to their sister cafe, the Alcove in Los Feliz either--they have the same policy. Apparently, for these two...all they care about is how many customers they can squeeze money out of. So, if you respect yourself and care about the types of establishment you spend your money in, avoid both places. There are much better, politer, places around.

Cons: Rude service

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Has unique books

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Has unique books

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This book and gift store, at the back of the Aroma Cafe coffee house has unusual gift items for both children and adults at reasonable prices, in an addition to a good selection of books for a store so small (it's only about 300 square feet, at most). Aroma cafe has great coffe and pasteries and surprisingly for a coffee house, really good luches at reasonable prices.

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This book and gift store, at the back of the Aroma Cafe coffee house has unusual gift items for both children and adults at reasonable prices, in an addition to a good selection of books for a store so small (it's only about 300 square feet, at most). Aroma cafe has great coffe and pasteries and surprisingly for a coffee house, really good luches at reasonable prices.

 

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