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Skylight Books Grows, Everything Else Shrinks

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The new Skylight Books 1814 Space about to become our new favorite haunt | Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist

First Dutton's closed, then Beyond Baroque was in trouble, but then wasn't, but might be again soon. It was only last December when Village Books was having a "we might have to go out of business sale" that was sucessful enough they didn't have to close. For a town that is closing its beloved bookstores and hacking its own Book Review section to pieces, we were delighted to learn that Skylight Books is...that's right...expanding!

Skylight Books is that rare breed of bookstores - just the right inventory, passionate staff that knows their stuff, and carefully curated author events you won't find at any other bookstores in town. They are ideally located on Vermont Ave in Los Feliz next to a host of excellent restaurants, shops and clubs. Whenever we go for a reading or to pick up a book, we linger in the store and the surrounding neighborhood for hours.

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It is no surprise, then, that all the bookish goodness needed room to breathe. The main store will be closing tonight at 7pm to allow staff and volunteers to begin moving inventory into the new space just next door to their current one. The newly expanded shop, Skylight Books 1814, will re-open for business tomorrow at noon. Just think of all those empty bookshelves waiting for great books to fill them! Great news for bookish LA!