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Small World Books

1407 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3605
+1 310-399-2360
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I travelled from Australia to LA. I could not find paperbacks I was wanting for my travels in... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Really good

It's a great place to people watch right on the Venice Ocean walk. Fun bookstore and a good cafe... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Marina del Rey, California
via mobile
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“venice beach” (3 reviews)
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1407 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3605
+1 310-399-2360
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I travelled from Australia to LA. I could not find paperbacks I was wanting for my travels in Australia, and found small world books online, who were able to order them all for me to collect whilst passing through LA. When I found the store,...More

Thank BethHackett
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

It's a great place to people watch right on the Venice Ocean walk. Fun bookstore and a good cafe attached. Good for all ages!

Thank Fitch7600
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This is what small business is all about. Great selection and quiet. Somewhat knowledgeable staff and a nice break from the boardwalk. I have been coming here for many years. Love it.

Thank Michael d
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Nestled next to and seemingly inside the Sidewalk Cafe ( yummy food) is a jewel of a bookstore. Wonderful selection of new and classic fiction and non fiction. Great staff reviews help guide you to your next great read. When you need a break from...More

Thank AnnaMaria717x
Reviewed 16 February 2015

I read about this place in the Lonely Planet guide, it is a little hard to find since it's behind/next to the Sidewalk Cafe. It is a small library but is filled with excellent books, the people working there are the nicest ever, they will...More

Thank majomaol
Reviewed 30 September 2014

A bookstore of the old school and absolutely wonderful. This is a find. When I lived in LA this was one of my haunts; whenever I return, it's like being home. Support this excellent bookstore--part of a vanishing breed. They not only have the more...More

Thank arts20th
Reviewed 12 July 2014

As we were strolling down from Santa Monica Beach, we came to the Ocean Front Walk. We could not find the shop. So we continued our walk to the Venice Canal Walk. After settling down to have some Cold Stone icecream, we headed back to...More

Thank GAN L
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Great bookstore on the Venice Beach boardwalk tucked in behind a great bar and eatery - The Sidewalk Cafe. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff have put tiny reviews in many of the books so your choice is made easier. Books are also arranged in sections...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 12 February 2014

A great selection of books, many reviewed by the staff with notes inserted in the book. Owned by family that owns the adjoining Sidewalk Café. SW will give you a discount on your food if you bring the Small World Books receipt. I Wouldn't buy...More

Thank Delta90017
Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

I'm a Venice resident and am delighted that Small World exists. It's got a fantastic selection, friendly staff and an inviting atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Thank Rdavis82
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the
epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along
the boardwalk there are street performers and local
craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings,
souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of
visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting
enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders
do their tricks around the skate park. All of it
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