Bookseller to the great and infamous since 1975, located on the world famous Sunset Strip; voted best independent bookstore in Los Angeles by LA Weekly.

Known for our floor to ceiling bookshelves, high profile author events, signed books, and celebrity clientele, Book Soup is a must see on any tour of LA. We're here to stimulate your mind, engage you in conversation, and pair you with your next great read.

8818 W Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA  90069


Lemony Snicket’s alter ego, Daniel Handler, wrote:

Whether or not you are an author published by Hachette (as I am), you may lately feel as if you are engulfed in a rather unpleasant flood—as if the fate of your books is whirling dreadfully out of your control, battered by the waters of some enormous South American river, the name of which I cannot remember at the moment.

He’s launching a new program called Upstream to connect authors and independent bookstores.

The idea is to connect authors with their local independent booksellers to offer signed books as an alternative to, say, larger and more unnerving corporate machinations.

Manny’s weekend pick: “It looked lonely.”

Manny’s pick: a fantastic, funny, gossip-laden, deadpan recreation of the sixties, the Factory, and the art scene.

Thank you Matt Groening! As always, it was a pleasure.

Part five!



Read how John Lahr researched primary sources when writing his new biography, “Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh,” including his search through the Ransom Center’s collection. 

The nationalbook Foundation just announced that John Lahr’s biography of Tennessee Williams (partially researched at the ransomcenter) is a Finalist for the 2014 National Book Award in Nonfiction. 

And we’ve got signed copies right now! Grab one while you can!

Manny’s pick: an undeniable classic. Can’t go wrong with Captain Ahab.