Venice Branch L.A. Public Library on 0529 2008

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You may have to negotiate some wayward shopping carts on your way into this branch of the Los Angeles Public Library (especially on rainy days—the library roof has a nice overhang), but it will be worth it.

Vidiots on 0212 2008

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The indie place to go around these parts for DVD and video rentals. The staff are movie nerds, you can get pretty much whatever weird thing you’re looking for here—foreign films, cult movies, the odd book or two.

Firefly on 0210 2008

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Firefly—always ahead of its time—was an Abbot Kinney mainstay long before it was the cool place to be.

Mollusk on 029 2008

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The art of surfing. Mollusk’s original shop is in San Francisco, a surf shop/art gallery associated with artist Barry McGee and the Beautiful Losers contemporary art and street culture movement.

Equator Books on 029 2008

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Great local bookstore on Abbot Kinney. Fine selection of fiction and art books, architecture books and magazine. And now they have vinyl records. LPs! Book readings and signings. A great addition to the neighborhood.