All in Bookstores
Mandujano/Cell is a small bookshop and art exhibition space run by the artist couple Hazel Mandujano and Juan Capistran. It is a rare space which reflects the taste and interest of its curators perfectly. Located on the second floor of an office building on La Brea and Regent (close to Inglewood City Hall and Public Library), there is nothing else like it the area.
I was pleasantly surprised to wander into an unexpected bookshop while on a beer-y afternoon in San Pedro, complete with an Honesty Library payment system, and a nicely curated selection.
Bart’s Books is is the largest independently owned and operated outdoor bookstore in the country. If traveling to Ojai, Ca., book lovers should stop here. Books line the exterior walls, and within patrons can browse and relax in the open sunlight and air.