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Caravan Book Store

550 S Grand Ave Los Angeles CA 90071
(213) 626-9944
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Established 1954


Old & Rare Books
Old and Rare Books
Gastronomy and Wine
Fine Bindings - Limited Editions

This book shop sells rare and antique books dealing with the history of California. Browse through the 95-cent table, where there are always great bargains. The shop has been open for more than 45 years and is the place to go if you are looking for something about Los Angeles and California.

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Caravan Book Store, located across the street from the downtown library, is an antiquarian book store that deals rare and out of print books. The shop is dusty, somewhat cramped, and it smells of old books. They specialize in early twentieth century American literature. I come here just to gaze at the Hemingway first editions or to chew the fat with the owner, who will proudly show you his collection.

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Beneath the shadow of downtown's skyscrapers lies a quaint antiquarian bookstore specializing in early Los Angeles and Southern California history .

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Owner Leonard might be the kindest, most knowledgable and welcoming shopkeeper in DTLA. Love this very special store! I can't believe it took me so many years to think of giving him a Yelp review.

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Aesthetically, this is the quintessential bookstore. It's not full of remnants and cast offs from larger book stores; it's full of old and rare and interesting books you never even thought to imagine. It has a great feel and a nice selection for such a small space. Sure, the layout makes you play Twister with …

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Caravan Book Store is located at 550 S Grand Ave in Los Angeles and has been in the business of Book Stores, Secondhand since 1954.

Caravan Book Store can be found at S Grand Ave 550. The following is offered: Antiques & Collectibles. The entry is present with us since Sep 9, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 14, 2013. In Los Angeles there are 195 other Antiques & Collectibles. An overview can be found here.

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The Extras: Built in the 1920s, the store remains a nostalgic reminder of what used to be Bookseller's Row.

Fun Fact: The store is seen in the 2008 Jessica Alba film "The Eye."

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