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Cosmopolitan Book Shop – Neighborhood used books

Save a book from becoming recycled paper.

There are new Used bookstores that are very popular with the new generation right now. This is a real used bookstore. The Cosmopolitan Book Shop has been here since I was a little child, at least more than 30 years now!  The bookstore is a real thrift store. Nothing pricy. 

When you enter this bookstore, you’ll notice that it is very cluttered. I think that’s why it’s so nice. There is an old book smell. Think very old. It’s the type of bookstore you may find really magic.

Some books are categorized, some aren’t. Spending time in this bookstore is like being on a treasure hunt. You never know what you’re going to get.

I’ve bought psychology books written by famous psychologists in this book store. I doubt anywhere would have it at around $ 1.

Cosmopolitan is a hidden gem not a lot of people know about except for older folks who live around here. 

Don’t worry about those “last days” signs. I think it was meant for the books. 

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Details about this spot



7017 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles

Telephone number


Opening Times

11:00 - 18:00 daily


books: US$ 1


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)