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SideShow Books will be closed during the day Thursday for Yom Kippur, STACKS COMEDY begins at 7:37 pm /sunset on the bac...
09/16/2021

SideShow Books will be closed during the day Thursday for Yom Kippur, STACKS COMEDY begins at 7:37 pm /sunset on the back patio!

SideShow Books will be closed during the day Thursday for Yom Kippur, STACKS COMEDY begins at 7:37 pm /sunset on the back patio!

09/12/2021

Booksmith is out Funkin’! S.O.S. Band with Cameo at The Greek!

Newness
08/27/2021

Newness

Photos from Sideshow Books's post
08/24/2021

Photos from Sideshow Books's post

Brain Food Weekend Brunch!  Be Kind to Your Mind!Open Sat 12-6 and 7:30-11:30pmSunday 12-6pm
08/21/2021

Brain Food Weekend Brunch!

Be Kind to Your Mind!

Open Sat 12-6 and 7:30-11:30pm
Sunday 12-6pm

COLLAGE COLLEGE an ongoing collage workshop meets tonight on the back patio under the guidance of @jesselivingstonwatt a...
08/19/2021

COLLAGE COLLEGE an ongoing collage workshop meets tonight on the back patio under the guidance of @jesselivingstonwatt at 7:30pm

$15 provides for all materials and refreshments

A thoughtful relaxing evening of creativity and quiet conversation,
Collage College meets bi-weekly on alternate Thursday nights, 7:30-9:30

COLLAGE COLLEGE an ongoing collage workshop meets tonight on the back patio under the guidance of @jesselivingstonwatt at 7:30pm

$15 provides for all materials and refreshments

A thoughtful relaxing evening of creativity and quiet conversation,
Collage College meets bi-weekly on alternate Thursday nights, 7:30-9:30

Announcements, Announcements!  Films tonite (Tuesday) SEASON OF THE CAT begins!  Closed tomorrow (Wednesday)  for renova...
08/17/2021

Announcements, Announcements! Films tonite (Tuesday) SEASON OF THE CAT begins! Closed tomorrow (Wednesday) for renovations! COLLAGE COLLEGE returns Thursday Night!! at 7:30 $15 inclusive and MUSIC Saturday at 7:30!
A fine week ahead starting tonight!

Next Saturday, Sean is coming back and bringing friends 🌞7:30 pm on the back patio
08/15/2021

Next Saturday, Sean is coming back and bringing friends 🌞
7:30 pm on the back patio

Next Saturday, Sean is coming back and bringing friends 🌞
7:30 pm on the back patio

What’s new?
08/14/2021

What’s new?

TONIGHT 8:30ish!!  Special Cast, Crew and You screening of Director Tom Newth’s most recent feature THE OCCULTIST 2 prod...
08/13/2021

TONIGHT 8:30ish!! Special Cast, Crew and You screening of Director Tom Newth’s most recent feature THE OCCULTIST 2 produced by David Sterling. The public is invited. Opening the evening will be GIANT WOMEN MICRO BUDGET a short doc on cult filmmaker Jeff Leroy directed by Jason Kartalian. #lowbudget #bmovies #horrorfilms #monstermovies #exploitationfilm

TONIGHT 8:30ish!! Special Cast, Crew and You screening of Director Tom Newth’s most recent feature THE OCCULTIST 2 produced by David Sterling. The public is invited. Opening the evening will be GIANT WOMEN MICRO BUDGET a short doc on cult filmmaker Jeff Leroy directed by Jason Kartalian. #lowbudget #bmovies #horrorfilms #monstermovies #exploitationfilm

It’s dawned on me that this is The Trees’ planet.  Follow their lead and let your roots grow deep, seek for the light, g...
08/12/2021

It’s dawned on me that this is The Trees’ planet. Follow their lead and let your roots grow deep, seek for the light, give of yourself in season, and be flexible as you grow stronger.
It’s been suggested that a certain number (billions!!) of trees could make a big difference in helping The Humans on Earth Crisis. So, SideShow Books is making it easier to integrate Tree Planting into your day, by offering the option of planting a tree for $1.25 each alongside your book purchase from now on!
We are doing this in partnership with The National Forest Foundation, and will be spreading tree planting funds to a number of tree planting charities.
$1 of the $1.25 plants a tree and $.25 offsets our processing fees!
Come in, buy a book and a 🌲 or 🌳
Much Love and thank you again, Trees.

It’s dawned on me that this is The Trees’ planet. Follow their lead and let your roots grow deep, seek for the light, give of yourself in season, and be flexible as you grow stronger.
It’s been suggested that a certain number (billions!!) of trees could make a big difference in helping The Humans on Earth Crisis. So, SideShow Books is making it easier to integrate Tree Planting into your day, by offering the option of planting a tree for $1.25 each alongside your book purchase from now on!
We are doing this in partnership with The National Forest Foundation, and will be spreading tree planting funds to a number of tree planting charities.
$1 of the $1.25 plants a tree and $.25 offsets our processing fees!
Come in, buy a book and a 🌲 or 🌳
Much Love and thank you again, Trees.

Newish.
08/11/2021

Newish.

Mimi Fest starts now!!
08/07/2021

Mimi Fest starts now!!

Mimi Fest starts now!!

Mimi appears in the flesh on Sunday but TONIGHT she appears on the silvery screen!  Schedule follows!
08/07/2021

Mimi appears in the flesh on Sunday but TONIGHT she appears on the silvery screen! Schedule follows!

Mimi appears in the flesh on Sunday but TONIGHT she appears on the silvery screen! Schedule follows!

Three days ago, SideShow Books’ friend Lisa and her daughter El were forced to evacuate due to the onrushing Dixie wild ...
08/06/2021

Three days ago, SideShow Books’ friend Lisa and her daughter El were forced to evacuate due to the onrushing Dixie wild fire.
Lisa drove El and the two dogs to stay at friends in San Francisco, then returned and began living in cot 42 at the Red Cross shelter.

Earlier tonight, Lisa saw that the fire had moved to her block. The cozy house they had just moved into in January burned down along with everything they owned.

I would like to ask everyone to donate whatever you can to help Lisa and her daughter begin the process of recovery and relocation.
You’ll make a huge impact by showing you care.
Look for the link to donate in our Linktree above!
Thank you! 🙏

Mimi Gibson Screening Night:8 pm ONE STEP BEYOND “THE DEAD PART OF THE HOUSE” (1959) Creepy, scary and featuring Korean ...
08/05/2021

Mimi Gibson Screening Night:
8 pm ONE STEP BEYOND “THE DEAD PART OF THE HOUSE” (1959) Creepy, scary and featuring Korean actor Philip Ahn as house servant.
8:30 pm LEAVE IT TO BEAVER “BROTHER VERSUS BROTHER” 1962 Mimi is wanted by The Beaver.
9:10 pm THE CHiLDREN’S HOUR (1961) Lilian Hellman’s lesbiana play filmed with a Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine.
11:15 pm HOUSEBOAT (1958) set sail with Cary Grant and Sophia Loren!
Come for one come for all.
Refreshments will be served!

SideShow celebrates the creativity that burbles within us all… this weekend we congratulate our neighbor Mimi Gibson on ...
08/05/2021

SideShow celebrates the creativity that burbles within us all… this weekend we congratulate our neighbor Mimi Gibson on the publication of her memoir WORKING KID.

Friday night at 8:00 pm, we’ll screen an evening of her selected TV and film appearances, including ONE STEP BEYOND, LEAVE IT TO BEAVER, THE CHILDREN’S HOUR (with Audrey Hepburn) and HOUSEBOAT (with Cary Grant and Sophia Loren).

On Sunday night at 7:30, Mimi will join us on the back patio to share stories from her life as a child actor and later child-actor’s activist — and sign her book!

And in between — SideShow hosts an open-mic talent show on Saturday at 8 pm! Sign up at 7, bring your best !!

SideShow celebrates the creativity that burbles within us all… this weekend we congratulate our neighbor Mimi Gibson on the publication of her memoir WORKING KID.

Friday night at 8:00 pm, we’ll screen an evening of her selected TV and film appearances, including ONE STEP BEYOND, LEAVE IT TO BEAVER, THE CHILDREN’S HOUR (with Audrey Hepburn) and HOUSEBOAT (with Cary Grant and Sophia Loren).

On Sunday night at 7:30, Mimi will join us on the back patio to share stories from her life as a child actor and later child-actor’s activist — and sign her book!

And in between — SideShow hosts an open-mic talent show on Saturday at 8 pm! Sign up at 7, bring your best !!

Saturday evening at 8:30pm LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE ROLLING STONES You are invited to a party.A celebration of cinema a...
07/31/2021

Saturday evening at 8:30pm
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE ROLLING STONES
You are invited to a party.
A celebration of cinema and sound, performance and passion, in honor of Mick’s birthday earlier this week.
Presents are optional, cake sincerely encouraged!
Libations on tap! 🍻

Saturday evening at 8:30pm
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE ROLLING STONES
You are invited to a party.
A celebration of cinema and sound, performance and passion, in honor of Mick’s birthday earlier this week.
Presents are optional, cake sincerely encouraged!
Libations on tap! 🍻

Filming in the store this afternoon so closed until 6pm when we open up FOR THE NIGHT with Harpol’s STAND -UP Open Mic s...
07/29/2021

Filming in the store this afternoon so closed until 6pm when we open up FOR THE NIGHT with Harpol’s STAND -UP Open Mic starting at 7pm!
Comedy Tonight! 😄🤣😂😅

Filming in the store this afternoon so closed until 6pm when we open up FOR THE NIGHT with Harpol’s STAND -UP Open Mic starting at 7pm!
Comedy Tonight! 😄🤣😂😅

Oops, almost missed The Birthday!  Aloha and HBD Mick !!  Let’s celebrate with a weekend of music… Friday July 30 a nigh...
07/27/2021

Oops, almost missed The Birthday! Aloha and HBD Mick !! Let’s celebrate with a weekend of music… Friday July 30 a night with @mal.vidrez and friends Vera Ellen (@veraellen) Ellington Peet (@shmellington) Beau Mathews (@beau272727) and… on Saturday July 31, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones!!

Oops, almost missed The Birthday! Aloha and HBD Mick !! Let’s celebrate with a weekend of music… Friday July 30 a night with @mal.vidrez and friends Vera Ellen (@veraellen) Ellington Peet (@shmellington) Beau Mathews (@beau272727) and… on Saturday July 31, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones!!

RIP Biz Markie!  Vapors!
07/17/2021

RIP Biz Markie! Vapors!

RIP Biz Markie! Vapors!

07/12/2021

STACKS Comedy this Thursday evening 7:30, followed by open mic stand up show! Refresh yourself!

New winds blew in…
07/11/2021

New winds blew in…

07/06/2021

Booksmith ventures into the woods meets baby mountain lion. Meeeow!!

FILM QUARTERLY Winter 1964-65 Woman in the Dunes, Bande a Part, German Cinema, Polish film, more, 64 pp. $20
06/27/2021

FILM QUARTERLY Winter 1964-65 Woman in the Dunes, Bande a Part, German Cinema, Polish film, more, 64 pp. $20

Andre De Dienes FIGURE PHOTO TECHNIQUES Whitestone 1963.  112pp. $40 The story of DeDienes and young Marilyn/Norma Jean ...
06/27/2021

Andre De Dienes FIGURE PHOTO TECHNIQUES Whitestone 1963. 112pp. $40
The story of DeDienes and young Marilyn/Norma Jean Baker is one of the most romantic and haunting tales of Hollywood.

Something for a Saturday?
06/26/2021

Something for a Saturday?

Wonderful new arrivals!
06/24/2021

Wonderful new arrivals!

Go Dad, Go!
06/20/2021

Go Dad, Go!

Celebrate Juneteenth, Fathers Day and the Equinox!!!  However you do it, enjoy the weekend!!
06/19/2021

Celebrate Juneteenth, Fathers Day and the Equinox!!! However you do it, enjoy the weekend!!

Opening night Giallo is this Saturday Night followed by Tuesday nights through August!   Enjoyable.
06/18/2021

Opening night Giallo is this Saturday Night followed by Tuesday nights through August! Enjoyable.

06/18/2021

GIALLO is back on the Back Patio, DEATH WALKS AT MIDNIGHT at 8:30 and DEATH CARRIES A CANE (above) at 10:30! $5 donation plus beverages and gelatos for sale — DM to reserve a seat (limited to 14)
The full schedule begins on Tuesday night. Look out got details coming soonly!

Stacks packed at SideShow Books!  So fun to be back!
06/18/2021

Stacks packed at SideShow Books! So fun to be back!

Stacks packed at SideShow Books! So fun to be back!

SideShow Books will be closed Weds and Thursday (today and tomorrow) for a final reset of the back patio to open for eve...
06/16/2021

SideShow Books will be closed Weds and Thursday (today and tomorrow) for a final reset of the back patio to open for events starting Thursday night at 7:30 with @stackscomedy and Saturday night Giallo at 8:30 with Death Carries A Cane.
Seating will be limited to a max of 14 peeps. DM to reserve your place!

SideShow Books will be closed Weds and Thursday (today and tomorrow) for a final reset of the back patio to open for events starting Thursday night at 7:30 with @stackscomedy and Saturday night Giallo at 8:30 with Death Carries A Cane.
Seating will be limited to a max of 14 peeps. DM to reserve your place!

06/13/2021

Better late than never.

Better earlier than late.

Vintage Natural History magazines $6 each.

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1639 South La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
90035

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12am - 7pm
Wednesday 12pm - 7pm
Thursday 12pm - 9pm
Friday 12pm - 7pm
Saturday 12pm - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 7pm

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(310) 428-4631

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SideShow Rare and Remarkable Books, Art & Curiosities serves the greater Los Angeles community with its deep inventory of titles, as well as a robust schedule of cultural programming. The 2700 sq. ft interior and cozy back patio provides ample space for browsing, exploring, enjoying a coffee or experiencing one of our many evening readings, workshops or screenings.

SideShow Books is growing into a living interactive center for the preservation and promotion of book culture in Southern California. We welcome volunteers and donations.

Join us as we Save Los Angeles’ Books! (SLAB!)

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Even though there is no longer much competition , this still remains the best and real LAST bookstore in Los Angeles.
Hello Sideshow ! I'm looking for a title called: Cosmos and Psyche by Richard Tarnas (astrology) Do you guys happen to have this one ? JK
ATTENTION POETRY FANS! This Sunday, 19 May 2019 at "Sideshow Books" - come join us for a live reading by poet Martina Reisz Newberry. "A sanctuary for book lovers, artists... everyone" - Sideshow Books is at 1639 S. La Cienega, just half a mile south of Pico. Guaranteed GOOD TIME to be had by all!
Really enjoyed seeing BONE tonight.
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Hi! Is the new store open yet? Thanks!