The bookstore at Arclight Cinemas on Sunset and Vine is freaking amazing. First of all, most theaters don’t have book stores built in, and if they do, it’s probably to hype some garbage some losers just put out with the name of some current movie plastered all over it. Well, as we’ve mentioned here before, Arclight is no normal theater. The book store, while just taking up a small corner of the lobby, is packed with amazing finds. New releases by Taschen, Phaidon and others who make visually stunning books you just want to open. While they have the obligitory “movie related” books, they also have books with amazing imagery from advertising, art, design, architechture, and more. Currently they have section focusing on Frank Gehry, but seem to swich that out once a month or so.
Sure there’s better book stores in LA, but none that you can browse while waiting for your friends to show up for a flick at one of the best theaters in the country.