Whatever happened to neighborhood bookstores? Skylight Books takes your family back to a time when bookstores survived without the requisite attached coffee shop, and had employees who could find any book without having to look it up on the computer. Revisit the golden age of reading with your family by spending an afternoon browsing through Skylight’s eclectic collection of books for all ages. Feeling more like a well-read neighbor’s home than a store, Skylight is immaculately organized by author and subject. If you’re looking for some direction, make a beeline for the staff picks, where the store’s incredibly well-read employees highlight their favorites. The resident cat, Miss Lucy, serves as the store’s unofficial escort between sections, though she does expect a certain amount of petting in return. Take the little ones over to the kid’s section to pick out a couple of page-turners. While they sprawl out on the floor, you can read up on the Middle East, supply-side economics, or some other intellectual nugget you’ve regrettably left idle since your college days. Once final selections have been made, meet back at the tree at store’s center and hit the checkout line. This family reading party is just getting started.

Skylight Books

1818 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles CA 90027

(323) 660-1175

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