Angel City Books & Records Santa Monica’s last indie bookstore, now in our 22nd year! We are located at 218 Pier Avenue in Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 399-8767. Open 7 Days a week, from 11:30am to 5pm.

Visit us at Instagram and see photos of the store, art, and a spotlight on some special books and records: https://www.instagram.com/angelcitybooks/

Coronavirus Closure: Due to the crisis, Angel City Books & Records will be temporarily closed. We will be back! Please check this website or the phone message for updates. Thank you for your support and stay well!

GoFundMe Donations: Save Angel City Books & Records!


You can also support Angel City by purchasing a Gift Certificate over the phone! Call (310) 399-8767 from noon to 5pm (I am here at the store doing paperwork). Thank you for your support! Rocco

“Good curated selection of Vintage & Collectible Used Hardcover & Paperback Books: Classic Literature, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Children’s Literature, Music, Poetry, Drama, Acting, Literary Criticism, Philosophy, Art, Photography, Film, History, Writing; many First Editions and Autographed Books; Antiquarian & Collectible; Vintage pulp Paperbacks; and a large, hand-selected collection of Vinyl Record Albums: Classic Rock, Jazz, Blues, Folk & Country, Punk, Psychedelic, R&B, Soul & Motown, and 45s!”

We buy and trade Paperback and Hardcover books (depending on available space, needs and purchasing budget). Classics like: Hemingway, Steinbeck, Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Camus, Kafka, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy; Sci-Fi classics like: Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert’s “Dune”; Hip Beat Literature like: Kerouac “On the Road”, Burroughs “Naked Lunch”; Mystery Classics like: Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Modern & Contemporary Lit like: Charles Bukowski, Tom Robbins, Kurt Vonnegut, JD Salinger, Murakami, David Foster Wallace; Poets like: Antonin Artaud, Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, Allen Ginsberg, Plath, Dickinson; Vintage Children’s Literature. Please call the store to discuss: (310) 399-8767.

We also buy and trade Vinyl Records (depending on space, needs and available purchasing budget): Good, clean 60s & 70s Classic Rock Records, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix, Patti Smith, Bob Marley, Psychedelic Rock, Blues, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson, BB King, Albert King, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Neil Young, Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention, Talking Heads, Grateful Dead, Funkadelic, Funk, Soul, The Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, King Crimson, The Police, Ramones, Velvet Underground, Jazz, Hard-Bop 50s & 60s Jazz, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Grant Green, Sonny Rollins, and more–please call (310) 399-8767.

Please note: We no longer offer online internet sales and shipping, items are for sale only here at the store.

Visit us at Instagram and see photos of the store, art, and a spotlight on some special books and records: https://www.instagram.com/angelcitybooks/