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Embassy Suites Arcadia

Embassy Suites Arcadia

This is your basic Embassy Suites: two-room suites with sofa beds, kitchenettes, two TVs and WiFi. Extras include an indoor pool and spa and a lively happy hour every evening, although some guests don’t appreciate the happy-hour noise that bounces throughout the seven-story atrium. Several good Arcadia restaurants are an easy walk away; Santa Anita [...]

A Creative Hiatus for Fatty’s

A Creative Hiatus for Fatty’s

Thanks to our friend Kim Ohanneson for passing on the news about our favorite vegetarian restaurant: Angelenos, get ready to speed dial. After a decade of delighting Angelenos with high-end vegan and vegetarian fare paired with fine wines, Fatty & Co.’s will close its doors for an unspecified amount of time, Eat/Drink/See Eagle Rock has learned. [...]

The Bookhouse

The Bookhouse

They call it Fair Oaks Avenue, but it’s really Main Street, U.S.A., and this main street has a swell bookstore housed in a 1905 Greek Revival home. The eclectic and well-ordered collection of used and rare books is a pleasure to peruse. We walked in to nose around and walked out with a second edition [...]

Book Alley

Book Alley

Whether you’re seeking a first edition of Catcher in the Rye for $2,100 or a new graphic novel, Book Alley is well worth a prowl. Now in larger quarters farther east from its original location in the Playhouse District, it displays new and used books side by side. Titles on California, photography, history, art, anthropology, [...]

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble

The Old Pas branch of this nationwide chain has the usual B&N assortment of titles, a solid newsstand and a very nice staff. There’s another location in Glendale. 111 W. Colorado Blvd., Old Pasadena 626.585.0362, bn.com

Bookfellows

Bookfellows

This is a fun destination for lovers of used and/ or rare books. Known for one of the largest sci-fi and horror collections in the region, it also stocks plenty of mysteries, and the lurid, color- saturated covers of its pulp paperbacks make for entertaining grazing. Local author talks and signings add to the neighborhood [...]

The Archives Bookshop

The Archives Bookshop

Next door to Cook Books by Janet Jarvits and across the street from Mitchell Books (or Crime Time), Archives is a huge, well-lit, thoughtfully displayed used bookstore that is the yin to Crime Time’s yang – while murder and mayhem lurk at Mitchell, theology and pastoral counseling fill the pages here. A great resource for [...]

Alexandria II Metaphysical Bookstore

Alexandria II Metaphysical Bookstore

The aroma of incense lures shoppers strolling between Ann Taylor and Starbucks, tempting them to step into this New Age store to get in touch with their auras or their past lives. You’ll  find new and used books on everything New Age, as well as crystals, candles, jewelry, videos and music (for massage, yoga, spiritual [...]

Vroman’s Bookstore

Vroman’s Bookstore

At the flagship Colorado store you can roam many shelves of books and still have that inner glow of knowing you are supporting a local business – this Pasadena institution is going strong after more than 100 years. In fact, in 2008 Publishers Weekly named it Bookseller of the Year. Call ahead and pick something [...]

Sierra Madre Books

Sierra Madre Books

Small and personable, in the heart of Sierra Madre’s impossibly charming downtown, this new shop is part community hub – offering tutoring, poetry readings and a meeting room – and part new and used bookstore. The selection isn’t large, but you’ll find all the new bestsellers, and well as some terrific used finds. 52 W. [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

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