About

Angel City Books & Records Santa Monica’s last indie bookstore, now in our 21st 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 6pm.

“Good curated selection of Vintage & Collectible Used Hardcover & Paperback Books: Classic Literature, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Children’s Literature, Poetry, Drama, Acting, Music, French Books, Literary Criticism, Philosophy, Art, Photography, Film, History; 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.

Angel City Books & Records is a Bookstore and Vinyl Record Store dedicated to the promotion of literature, music & art. Our goal is to create an environment that encourages a classical education. We are more than a bookstore, we are a philosophy. We believe that selling literature is not like selling hardware and that the current trend of superstore is an inappropriate method for the handling of literature precisely because there is no distinction between the great and the mundane.

Thank you for your business & happy reading!!!

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/