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Old 12-07-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: los angeles/florida
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A literary scene doesn't just pertain to reading; maybe the OP is a writer looking for other writers to share with. I took an advanced writers class with the LA Writers Group and just loved it. It isn't always easy to get in and there is a waiting list for classes, but it is worth it. They are a smart, talented group of people. LA is home to a lot of great writers.
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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A literary scene doesn't just pertain to reading; maybe the OP is a writer looking for other writers to share with. I took an advanced writers class with the LA Writers Group and just loved it. It isn't always easy to get in and there is a waiting list for classes, but it is worth it. They are a smart, talented group of people. LA is home to a lot of great writers.
Good point. I would add that just because one does not see anyone actually reading a book doesn't mean that no one reads books. I read indoors...
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The first thing I noticed when I got here from New York was that no one seems to read.
Your experience must be different from mine. The first thing people say when they come into my house is "Look at all those books. Have you read all those?" Back east everywhere you go you see people reading. L.A., not so much.
I will have to agree that there are less bibliophiles here than in other cities. However, there are still plenty of places to get your book fill. Someone already mentioned Vroman's in Pasadena which is a wonderful place. There are a lot of little book stores that specialize in certain things such as Book'em Mysteries which is obviously a Mystery book store, and Sky Light books in Los Feliz that is a nice little independent book store.

There aren't really any large used book stores left that I know of, (one of the greatest just closed - Acres of Books in Long Beach - used to be Ray Bradbury's favorite bookshop). But, there are quite a few unique and interesting bookstores scattered around.
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:36 PM
 
Location: los angeles/florida
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Oh, and if you are looking for entertainment-related books, you have to check out Samuel French. There is one in Studio City and one in Hollywood. I found so many great books there (especially about my favorite topic, Hollywood history), and the staff is always very helpful and knowledgable. LA reads and writes a lot, trust me!
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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There's the "Literati Cafe" in Brentwood.
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