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Best Western Eagle Rock Inn

Best Western Eagle Rock Inn

It’s a pretty standard two-story motel, a little closer to the 134/2 freeway interchange than we’d like, but the Eagle Rock Inn is clean and carefully maintained, and many rooms are under $120 if you book online.  Internet and a continental breakfast are free, the pool is decent, and there’s a hot tub. A mile […]

Quality Inn Pasadena

Quality Inn Pasadena

The best choice along East Pasadena’s motel row, this well-maintained three-story chain is a good value. The furnishings are newer and comfortable, and the continental breakfast (served in a nice kitchen) is more substantial than most, offering things like oatmeal, toaster waffles and fresh fruit. You can hear the nearby 210 freeway from the rooms, […]

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 […]

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