About Us

About Us

Angel City Books & Records is located at 218 Pier Avenue in Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 399-8767. We are open 7 Days a week, from 11:30am to 6pm. 

We buy and trade Books: Mostly looking to buy good Classic Literature, paperback and hardcover. Classices 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, in other words Just Good Lit, please call (310) 399-8767.

We buy and trade Vinyl Records: Always looking to buy 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. The online Book Catalogs are just a very small sample of the offerings you will find here at the store. There are many, many more books in the store than are cataloged on the website. In the near future we will once again offer internet sales of Books and Vinyl Records, so stayed tuned. Our Website is just a pointer to the actual store, so come by and visit us in person soon!

Angel City Books & Records is your best selection in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Venice Beach and The Westside (just 10 minutes from LAX Los Angeles International Airport) for New & Used Vinyl LP Records and CDs, New & Used, Out-of-Print, Rare & Collectible Antiquarian Books, Paperback & Hardcover, General & First Editions, Signed & Autographed Books.

Big collection of New & Used Vinyl LP Records: Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, Soul, Funk, Pop, Prog (Progressive), Psychedelic, Oldies, Elvis, Sinatra, Movie Soundtracks, Broadway Shows, Comedy, Classical & 20th Century Avant-Garde (Stockhausen, Ligeti, Boulez, Cage). Many Original Pressings, Collectible, Many Sealed, In Shrink with Stickers, Posters, and Lyric Sheets. Also lots of Rock'n'Roll Memorabilia, Autographed John Lennon, Beatle Books, Autographed Photographs. We also sell VINTAGE TURNTABLES & STEREO AMPS & SPEAKERS, Solid State & Tube Amps! 

Explore some new art at Angel City Gallery, located inside the bookstore, where we feature Contemporary Fine Art from local Venice and Santa Monica artists..

Angel City Books & Records
 is located just off Main Street in beautiful Santa Monica, at 218 Pier Avenue, between Pico Boulevard, Rose Avenue and Main Street and Second Avenue. We are just a couple of blocks from the beach, so come by for a visit very soon and plan a wonderful day!

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!!!
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