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Bookstore
“Very fun bookstore with vinyl records too. Instagram-worthy hallways and an art gallery upstairs.”
165 locals recommend
Museum
“Excellent contemporary small art museum. Hosts concerts and has a very nice cafe. Nearby you can also visit the Fowler Art Gallery at UCLA. The Fowler shows indigenous art and has excellent performances.”
121 locals recommend
Book Store
“This is an open air used bookstore. This shop has been around for decades and has become something of an attraction in Ojai.”
32 locals recommend
Bookstore
“Quirky, local, great selection (solid kids’ section!) w/ everything from classics to contemporary (fiction & non). Sale section in back of store - always a gem there. Second store next door devoted to art books, journals, etc. Also, they have a shop cat. Yessssss.”
99 locals recommend
Museum
“Best Architecture Craftsman Style, Green & Green House Tour. From their website, "One-hour docent-led tours are available to the public Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday. Tours begin at 10:30am Tues, 10:30am Thurs-Fri-Sat and 12noon Sun. Advance Ticket reservations recommended."”
57 locals recommend
Bookstore
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“Great book store/cafe with food including vegetarian and gluten-free options. ”
104 locals recommend
Bookstore
“Start off at The Victorian and head down Main st for a fun night out, lots of bars, great crowd!”
60 locals recommend
Bookstore
“This is our favorite local book store. The well organized store has an amazing selection of used books and even sells local authors and poets that you can't find elsewhere. There is a book for everyone here! ”
36 locals recommend
Bookstore
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“Higher end Mexican food with great back patio fire pit setting. Great cocktails as well.”
32 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“This place is an art-centered gift shop with an art gallery in the back. My favorite place in LA.”
58 locals recommend
Bookstore
“Great veggie sandwiches and light breakfasts, croissants/ people trolling, heart of mill valley, lots of newspapers to read if you feel like it. good vibe”
34 locals recommend
Bookstore
“continues to be one of San Francisco’s most favored independent bookstores to this day. ”
65 locals recommend
Book Store
“City Lights is THE quintessential San Francisco bookstore. It's not in this neighborhood (unfortunately) but I'd be there all the time if it was. This is the bookstore & publishing house owned by Ferlinghetti, who is celebrating his 100th birthday this year (2019). City Lights was the publisher for the Beat Generation, and continues its tradition of publishing literature in translation, poetry, and political theory. They are one of the most culturally significant stores of any kind in the country, influencing whole movements. If you pass through Chinatown or North Beach, consider making a stop here.”
66 locals recommend
Bookstore
“A large, thriving independent bookstore that often hosts some very cool author signings.”
42 locals recommend
Bookstore
“This surprisingly voluminous bookstore has thrived for more than 40 years. That's partly because the staff prides itself on really knowing its stock and being the original recommendation engine before Amazon ever existed. Located on Grand Avenue and surrounded by a variety of restaurants, you'll often find customers waiting for their tables browsing the aisles. The kid's section has a handmade feel and the rare book room is gorgeous and full of first editions and other treasures.”
26 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Unusual and interesting items. Visit their sister store, Atelier just a few doors down for art and craft supplies, sewing and knitting items and classes on cheese making to crocheting.”
21 locals recommend