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Small World Books

1407 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3605
+1 310-399-2360
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Fantastic Independent Bookshop

Look for it. It's located on one of the most tasteless strips along Venice's boardwalk (think... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pookala
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The best of Venice boardwalk

Get lost in time at the Small World Books. Enjoy a cup of Joe as you find your next great reads at... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
SMOgal
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Santa Monica, California
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2 weeks ago
“Fantastic Independent Bookshop”
30 Apr 2018
“The best of Venice boardwalk”
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1407 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3605
Venice
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+1 310-399-2360
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Look for it. It's located on one of the most tasteless strips along Venice's boardwalk (think Jersey Shore on steroids) but inside is an oasis of calm and comfort. They have a truly remarkable selection for a moderately sized shop and the staff recommends were...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Get lost in time at the Small World Books. Enjoy a cup of Joe as you find your next great reads at one of the last local family-owned book stores. It's a peaceful place. See you there!

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I travelled from Australia to LA. I could not find paperbacks I was wanting for my travels in Australia, and found small world books online, who were able to order them all for me to collect whilst passing through LA. When I found the store,...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

It's a great place to people watch right on the Venice Ocean walk. Fun bookstore and a good cafe attached. Good for all ages!

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This is what small business is all about. Great selection and quiet. Somewhat knowledgeable staff and a nice break from the boardwalk. I have been coming here for many years. Love it.

Thank Michael d
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Nestled next to and seemingly inside the Sidewalk Cafe ( yummy food) is a jewel of a bookstore. Wonderful selection of new and classic fiction and non fiction. Great staff reviews help guide you to your next great read. When you need a break from...More

Thank AnnaMaria717x
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Reviewed 15 February 2015

I read about this place in the Lonely Planet guide, it is a little hard to find since it's behind/next to the Sidewalk Cafe. It is a small library but is filled with excellent books, the people working there are the nicest ever, they will...More

Thank majomaol
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

A bookstore of the old school and absolutely wonderful. This is a find. When I lived in LA this was one of my haunts; whenever I return, it's like being home. Support this excellent bookstore--part of a vanishing breed. They not only have the more...More

Thank arts20th
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

As we were strolling down from Santa Monica Beach, we came to the Ocean Front Walk. We could not find the shop. So we continued our walk to the Venice Canal Walk. After settling down to have some Cold Stone icecream, we headed back to...More

Thank GAN L
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Great bookstore on the Venice Beach boardwalk tucked in behind a great bar and eatery - The Sidewalk Cafe. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff have put tiny reviews in many of the books so your choice is made easier. Books are also arranged in sections...More

Thank Liz S
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