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Summer Reading List: Los Angeles

Long days, beach weekends – summer’s here, which means there’s plenty of time to catch up on some reading. W asked four of our favorite bookstores for their best sellers and top picks on...


Book Soup may be the only spot on the Sunset Strip where agency bigs and struggling actors actually inhabit the same space, at the same time, for more than a few seconds. The reason: the bookstore’s eclectic mix of titles and speakers, who range from Ed Ruscha to RuPaul. “Our bookstore is not, like, whatever sells on The New York Times best-seller list,” says buyer Tosh Berman. “Our store is almost an alternative universe to a lot of other book stores.” Berman gave us a peek inside.