By Nicole Cormier
The quaint charm of an old, non-corporate bookstore can emanate romance, even more so than the finest restaurants. Book Soup is one of the last of its kind in Southern California and even the country. This very thorough bookseller “has been serving readers, writers, artists, rock & rollers and celebrities since 1975.” The store boasts more than 60,000 titles in all genres including art, photography, music, non-fiction and literary fiction. It also has an enormous outdoor newsstand, NewsMews, that features an extensive international collection. Book Soup hosts many high profile signings,and other author events, and it’s not rare to find a signed copy of your favorite book on their floor-to-ceiling shelves. With celebrity clientele and a knowledgeable staff, the store is worth visiting when on Sunset Strip, whether to people watch, admire the books or simply chat up an employee. This is a tourist and local staple. When you take your date to a book store with as much appeal as Book Soup, it will not easily be forgotten, especially if a unique gift is purchased.
Drive to West Hollywood in a machine that will reflect your own distinguished taste like a 2013 CLS63 AMG Coupe from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. This sleek and refined vehicle will have no problem tooling around the city, but the luxurious interior and fine details will make the ride a relaxing one.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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