Small World Books celebrates 50 years!

Venice’s beloved Small World Books is turning 50 years old in September, making it the oldest general bookstore in Los Angeles.

Join in on the anniversary fun on Sept. 12th!

Here is a history on Small World Books!

Opening in what was then referred to as Boys’ Market Center in Marina del Rey on Labor Day 1969 and then taking the short hop skip and jump to the Venice Beach Boardwalk on Labor Day 1976, Small World books has been doling out sincere recommendations to both locals and tourists from around the world for every one of those 50 years!

Bonnie Reynolds and Blake Latimer.  Photo courtesy of Small World Books

But Small World Books has also been an artistic hub for both emerging and established authors, from signings with Anne Rice(the line went down the boardwalk as far as the eye could see!) and Walter Mosley(his first book signing was with them and his mother made sure to invite all her friends,) among countless other authors both big and small; to art openings, live music and innumerable stories(some more appropriate than others) that have shaped who SWB is and what  makes them one of the most unique bookstores in the country!

Photo courtesy of Small World Books

On September 12th, from 6pm-9pm, SWB will have live music, food and drinks to honor all the past employees and customers who helped them thrive and to all the future ones who will help them stay around for another 50!

Join us on Sept. 12th.  View flyer for details.

Small World Books is located next to The Sidewalk Cafe on the Venice Boardwalk!

1407 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Ca 90291.

Validated parking is available on weekdays. Customers may use our lot for 30 minutes, which is located at the intersection of Speedway and Market.

And, from the 12th -15th, The Sidewalk Cafe is giving a buy one entree get a 50% discount on a second entree deal, 0r 10% off of your tab, to all patrons with a Small World Books receipt.  Super cool, get your read on while having an ice cold beverage and some killer food!


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