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Sam: Johnson’s Bookshop

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Sam Johnson's Bookshop
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The epitome of the classic bookshop—and one of the handful of greats remaining—Sam: Johnson’s Bookshop is the place to lose a few hours browsing well-priced rarities, out-of-print and first editions, and other used books in great condition. Originally opened in 1977 in Westwood by Larry Myers and Bob Klein, longtime friends since high school, the shop migrated to Venice Boulevard in 1987 and has been a coveted destination for bibliophiles and the curious since. You’ll find a wide range of books from scholarly works to science fiction, and even books published by the owners themselves.


Venue name: Sam: Johnson’s Bookshop
Address: 12310 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-6pm; Sun noon-5pm
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