A video about RV’ers in the USA

I sometimes just post a link to a video without much copy added as the video itself tells the whole story.  This couple travel the USA and vlog their travels.  This video shows the Class B Motorhome that they live on while free camping or boon-docking around North America.

This is a good insight into how things look in the camper.  If you are new to Rv-ing or are considering a rental then this video shows you how comfortable these small homes on wheels are.  This vehicle is about the smallest camper with bathroom that we rent out in the USA and Canada.  Our rental vehicles are not quite as fully equipped as this custom made model but it does show all the main essentials that all vehicles have.

Video on an RV Demonstration.

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Campervans.com – A Year In Review

Campervans.com is having an overhaul and you will be able to see the live site in the next couple of weeks.  We have worked hard to add new countries as more options to have a roadtrip adventure.  We have also added more cities to start your campervan holiday from.

More images and more specifications to show what vehicles are available to rent.  There are interior photographs of campervans and day and night time layout pictures so you can match the layout to who will be travelling.

The range of suppliers has also increased and some have disappeared as we have very strict guidelines as to who we add to our choice of campervan hire suppliers.

The insurance options are fully explained and the terms and conditions are up to date too.  We have also extended the office hours and the number of reservation staff so the phones get answered quickly.  However at busy times the answerphone message still kicks in.

The online booking engine is fantastic. Comparing prices, vehicles, and added options is very easy.

Apollo Eurostar

Apollo campers in the USA

Our staff are fully trained to help you choose the right vehicle for you.

We welcome your photographs too.

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Campervans.com In My Inbox Today: Scotland, Road Trips, Polar Bears, Grizzley Bears, Orcas….

Campervan and Motorhome rental Scotland

Add castles to your road trip around Scotland.

Visit Scotland posts regular updates on where to go and what to see in Scotland.

I toured Scotland in a campervan last year and was amazed at how empty it was even in the height of summer and also how welcoming everybody is.  We toured in the wilds of Scotland and stayed overnight in campsites and also took advantage of Scotland’s acceptance of free-camping.

A perfect mix of community and getting away from it all.

The official tourist site Visit Scotland  

has a great range of information to help us road-trippers plan a route to find the best of what Scotland has to offer.

Here’s a few driving tips for Scotland too:

Wanderlust Magazine published this great guide to 16 of the world’s best one-week road trips.

They are designed for cars but I have included them here as I like the routes!

USA RV rental road trip

USA Road_trip

You can read the full article here.

  • 1: Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway – USA
  • 2: Cape Tribulation – Australia
  • 3: Mae Hong Son Loop – Thailand
  • 4: The Romantic Road – Germany
  • 5: Parks Tour – Costa Rica
  • 6: Gaspésie Grand Tour – Canada
  • 7: Ruta 40 – Argentina
  • 8: Norwegian Coast – Norway
  • 9: The Coromandel Peninsula – New Zealand
  • 10: Central Hokkaido Route – Japan
  • 11: North Coast 500 – Scotland
  • 12: Wild Atlantic Way – Ireland
  • 13: Route 62 – South Africa
  • 14: The Ring Road – Iceland
  • 15: Skeleton Coast – Namibia
  • 16: The Pirate Route – Jamaica


Every day I get emails from the Canadians about what to do and see in Canada.  Here is a brief selection of those that have landed in the last few days:

Kayak with Orca.  This is amazing!

Polar Bears?

Grizzley Bears?


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Campervans.com In My Inbox today South Africa,

Where to See the Total Eclipse in the USA.


This from National Geographic:


In August, the total eclipse will be visible from a 70-mile-wide corridor stretching about 2,500 miles diagonally from west to east. Depending on where along this pathway you are, the moon will cover the entire sun for up to 2 minutes and 40 seconds.

The path begins in Oregon and crosses through portions of Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina before ending in South Carolina.

Where to rent an rv for the ecipse viewing: http://www.campervans.com/usa.html

Live Stream  of Eclipse from NASA


South African Tourist Board sent me this little beauty:

Campervan and Motorhome rental in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique: http://www.campervans.com/southafrica.html

If you are following the Lions’ Tour of New Zealand then check out this latest weather forecast.  Take care all you Barmy Army!

New Zealand weather update for Lions’Tour Video

Portugal – A tour from the FT

Portugal has a really good website that can help you plan your road trip. https://www.visitportugal.com/en 

Campervan hire in Portugal http://www.campervans.com/portugal.html

Meanwhile in Canada

On a scale for 1-10 how beautiful this is to baby cubs BEAR playing <3Credit: @Jeff Molyneaux

Posted by Like if you love Animals on Friday, 9 June 2017

Sometimes you just happen to be in the right place at the right time. This clip came from one of our suppliers Fraserway Rentals http://www.campervans.com/canada.html 

They have a full range of campers from truck campers right the way through to the C class RV.  You can book any of these with great discounts on our website.  That’s the plug for us!


We are updating our website www.campervans.com 

We are putting the finishing touches to the page and we hope to have it up and running shortly.  We have all new images of campervans, motorhomes, truck campers, hi-top and low-top campers as well as sleeper cars.  There is everything listed from cheap as chips to luxury with all the bells and whistles.  Watch this space .


We need your feedback. Just let us know if there is any country where you are planning a road trip and would like some more info on.  Maybe just a link to the tourist boards.


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RV Rental in the USA?

It’s nearly 2017 and its looking good for RV rental in the USA.  Our two most popular brands, one from Europe and the other from New Zealand are making more inroads (haha, no pun intended) to the USA RV rental market.

The amazing THL, we know them as Maui, Britz, Kea, Mighty are already partnered with Road Bear in America but this week have announced they will be offering more vehicles via a merger with El Monte RV, who we have offered hires with for many years. They are long established and have high quality vehicles.

Road Bear RV Special Discounts

Rent Road Bear USA for your RV Holiday

Meanwhile, our partners McRent from Germany have also announced a partnership with BestTime RV, also from the States.  This company has also a good reputation for high quality vehicles.

Discounts on RV Rental USA

Discounts on RV Rental USA

It may give Cruise America and Apollo USA something to think about, but they are well established and have a great market share.  What is clear is that renters will have more choice and travelling across America in an RV is just a fantastic experience.

You can book all of these vehicles and see the latest discounts here: RV Rental in USA discounts and special offers


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USA RV, Motorhome and Campervan Rental – general information

USA RV Rental, Motorhome Hire.

Renting an RV in the USA is a popular way to see the States. It is extremely well catered for with a high standard of campsites
throughout the country.

Experience the joy of the open roads that are big and wide to cater for every size of “rig”. The Americans specialise in luxury and
comfort and our links with the Motorhome Rental Companies in America ensure that we can offer every type of rental vehicle from a
large 8-berth RV with slide out to a small camper fit for two on a budget.

Your first choice that you have to make is where to pick up and drop off your RV. You can pick up and drop off between most of the
major cities in the USA. There are additional charges for this but it may mean that you make better use of your time by renting from
one depot and returning to another. At peak times the
minimum number of days hire is 14 for a one-way rental.

These are the city depots that we offer:
Albequerque, Atlanta, Alaska, Baltimore, Bellingham (very close to Vancouver), Billings, Boston, Calabasas (California), Chicago,
Corona, Dallas, Denver, El Monte, Ferndale, Fort Lauderdale, Henderson,Hesperia, Houston, Irvine,
Kingston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Middlebury, Minnapolis, New York, Newark, Newport Beach, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia,
Portland, Phoenix, Reno, Sacramento, Salt Lake, San Bernadino, San Diego, San Fransisco, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Seattle, Tampa,
Troutville, Victorville, Washington DC.

The way that rental rates are calculated are a little different in the USA and Canada.

You will pay for a daily rental rate plus the following:
Mileage: It doesn’t always work out cheaper to select unlimited mileage unless you are travelling a long way over a long time. The
most cost effective way is to work out roughly how many miles you are going to travel (Google Maps is a good tool for this) and then
select the pre-paid mileage option and pay for any additional mileage at the end of your hire.

Insurance: This is included with a level of excess. You may want to add third-party damage cover too. Full details are on the
website when you are making your selection. If you are unsure, please ask us.

Vehicle kit: This includes pots, pans, cutlery, crockery etc. Local people tend to take their own but overseas visitors need to
rent it or purchase it.

Bedding kit: You may want to add extra if you are renting for a longer time.

Local taxes: These vary depending on the State that you collect your campervan in.

There are small variations in the list of individual items that you can hire.
Book early as most USA rental companies work on a flex rate so that the earlier you book, the cheaper it is.

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Route 66 book stores.

66 Bookshops on Route 66

66 Bookshops on Route 66

I t’s arguably the most famous road in the world. Route 66 – just saying those words makes you want to hit the road. But did you know there are many wonderful used bookshops along the way from Chicago to Los Angeles? We have plotted the ultimate bibliophile’s road trip where you can visit 66 bricks and mortar used bookshops – who all sell on the AbeBooks marketplace – while driving from the shores of Lake Michigan to the beaches of Santa Monica. We are talking about two thousand miles and hundreds of thousands of books. It’s a booklover’s paradise – and worth the trip for that alone. Some folks travel for culinary adventures, some travel for landmarks and museums, but bibliophiles travel for the finest in literary offerings. It’s called Bookstore Tourism, and yes – there’s a book about it.

The bookshops we’ve featured vary in size, and range from quintessential neighborhood used bookshops to specialists dedicated to subjects like children’s books, history, mysteries, architecture, theology, alternative religions and cooking. Get your motor running, head out on the highway and discover some amazing used and rare bookshops in America’s heartland.

“The people are in flight, and they come into 66 from the tributary side roads, from the wagon tracks and the rutted country roads. 66 is the mother road, the road of flight.” — John Steinbeck -The Grapes of Wrath

66 Bookshops on Route 66:

1. Howard’s Books – 2000 Maple Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Howard’s Books is the quintessential neighborhood used bookshop close to Northwestern University. If a book has been in the shop for more than a year it’s half price.

2. Amaranth Books – 828 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Just down the road from Howard’s, this shop also offers CDs and DVDs, and has been around for 20+ years.

3. The Book Den – 1043-B Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202
Small but packed with books. Literature, history, anthropology, women’s studies, books on tattoos and more.

Chicago Rare Book Center 703 Washington Street, Evanston, IL 60202

4. Chicago Rare Book Center – 703 Washington Street, Evanston, IL 60202
A treasure trove of collectable books. You’ll see amazing books priced in four and five figures.

5. The Armadillo’s Pillow – 6753 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626
Expect the unexpected in this quirky shop. Lots of beautiful but highly uncommon books.

Bookworks 3444 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60657

6. Bookworks – 3444 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60657
A little bit of everything including rare recordings. Parking around the back.

The Route Itself

Route 66 no longer exists but you can still trace the route of the old road, most of which is still drivable. It crosses eight states, three time zones, and covers 2,448 miles (about 4,000 km). John Steinbeck described Route 66 as the “Mother Road” and that stuck as one of its many nicknames.

7. Gallery Bookstore – 923 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
Established in 1927, this general used bookshop offers a hefty dose of rare magazines and ephemera. Check out the specialist section for mystery, science fiction and horror.

8. Booklegger’s Used Books – 2907 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
Walk in and the shelves seem to go on and on. Used books galore from first editions to affordable paperbacks.

Booklegger’s Used Books 2907 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

9. Round Table Books – 1826 S. Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
Offers rare and collectable books, particularly in history, art, Arthurian history and literature, Napoleonic biography and poetry. Closed Sundays.

10. Powell’s Bookstores Chicago – 1501 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
It’s impossible to be in Chicago without visiting Powell’s in Hyde Park where you will find a vast array of scholarly books. They have another shop on the University of Illinois Chicago campus.

11. Hooked on History – 350 W. Kensington Road, #108, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
Established in 1988, the founding principle of this shop is to provide quality collectable history books at affordable prices. Lots of American history with a strong focus on military history

Bobzbay 419 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL 61701

12. Brain Snacks – 5239 Carpenter Street, Downers Grove, IL, 60515
Open on Fridays and also by appointment only. Since 1994, Brain Snacks has specialised in mystery, science fiction and fantasy, and romance.

Inspiring Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was inspired to write The Grapes of Wrath during a 1937 drive along Route 66. The book’s title was suggested by his wife, Carol, taken from the Battle Hymn of the Republic: “Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.”

13. Bookhunters Books & Comics – 548 South Route 59, Naperville, IL 60563
Located in a busy shopping center, Bookhunters, which opened in 2012, combines comics and graphic novels with books on religion, theology, philosophy, literature and scholarly subjects.

14. Bobzbay – 419 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL 61701
Used books and quirky media, and lots of science fiction and fantasy. This shop is not dull and look out for the bright yellow Bobzbay van.

Dunaway Books 3111 South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63118

15. Novel Ideas – 480 E Main Street, Decatur, IL, 62523
From Bloomington, take a short detour to Decatur and see Novel Ideas where you will find more than 20,000 books in a shop that’s been open for over 25 years.

16. Prairie Archives – 522 East Adams Springfield, IL 62701
In business since 1973 and at this location since 1992. Approximately 250,000 books, documents, manuscripts, posters, prints, comics, collectables, magazines, postcards and more.

17. Books on the Square – 153 East Jackson, Virden, IL 62690
About 20 miles south of Springfield. They opened in 1993 and today it consists of three buildings full of used and collectable materials.

STL Books 100 W Jefferson Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122

18. The Sly Fox – 123 North Springfield Street, Virden, IL 62690
This independent bookshop specialises in children’s books, mysteries, books about Illinois, and books for reading groups.

19. Hammonds Antiques & Books – 1939 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118
This St. Louis shop has been around for 30 years. Lots of rare, used and out-of-print books plus a huge library of paper articles on subjects from the 1850s to 1960s.

20. Dunaway Books – 3111 South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63118
Housed in a former gallery, Dunaway Books caters for scholars, collectors and readers. Lots of small press titles and local literature.

ABC Books 2109-J N. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65803

Mark Twain National Forest

A possible detour is to visit the Mark Twain National Forest, which is south of the road between St. Louis and Springfield. It was established in 1939 and named after Missouri’s most famous son. The 350-mile Ozark Trail system winds through the forest.

Learn more

21. The Book House, Inc. – 7352 Manchester, Maplewood, St. Louis, MO 63143
This shop is housed in an old department store building in the historic business district of downtown Maplewood. You will find an eclectic mix of rare, out-of-print, new, and used books.

22. Patten Books – 10202 Manchester, Kirkwood, MO, 63122
Keith and Nancy Patten offer around 50,000 quality used books. Open Tuesday to Saturday in the suburbs of St. Louis.

23. STL Books – 100 W Jefferson Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122
A small community bookshop dedicated to reading and the literary arts in St. Louis. They specialise in high quality literature for adults and children.

Nixa Book Mark 409-2 Northview Road, Nixa, MO 65714

24. ABC Books – 2109-J N. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65803
Established in 1989, ABC offers more than 100,000 new and used books, including textbooks. Closed on Sundays.

25. Half Price Books of the Ozarks – 1950 S. Glenstone Avenue, Suite O, Springfield, MO 65804
New and used books covering romance, westerns, sci-fi, cookbooks, history, classics, horror and mysteries.

26. Hooked on Books – 2756 S Campbell Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807
Another one in Springfield. More than 100,000 used, rare and out-of-print gems. Located in the Village Shopping Center behind Andy’s Frozen Custard. They have another location in Ozark.

Gardner’s Used Books 4421 South Mingo Road, Tulsa, OK 74146

27. Nixa Book Mark – 409-2 Northview Road, Nixa, MO 65714
A small, friendly shop stocked with over 30,000 books but a strong focus on paperback fiction.

Ernest Hemingway’s Birthplace & Museum

In the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, you can visit Ernest Hemingway’s childhood home and a nearby museum which displays photographs, family artifacts, writings and memorabilia from the great man’s life.

Learn more

28. Sleepygirl’s Used Books – 516 N Main, Joplin, MO 64801
In business since 1999, Sleepygirl started out online but expanded to a physical shop in 2003 which was destroyed by a tornado in 2011. Like true survivors, they bounced back with a new shop.

29. Coffee Break Book Store – 322 Buss Lane, Pineville, MO 64856
Used books and a Cuppa Joe. A good place to spend a few hours after touring the nearby Pea Ridge National Military Park. Contains a separate children’s room.

Peace of Mind Bookstore 1401 E. 15th Street, Tulsa, OK, 74120

30. Gardner’s Used Books – 4421 South Mingo Road, Tulsa, OK 74146
Oklahoma’s largest used bookshop, Gardner’s has approximately 23,000 square feet of books, comics, DVDs, CDs/records, video games and collectables.

31. Oak Tree Books – 2812 East 15th Street, Tulsa, OK 74104
Lots of books about Oklahoma, the early days of the American West as well as plenty of first editions.

32. Peace of Mind Bookstore – 1401 E. 15th Street, Tulsa, OK, 74120
One of America’s largest collections of occult, New Age and metaphysical books. Also carries herbs, stones, crystals, incense, runes and tarot cards.

Archives Books Oxford Pointe, 1914 East 2nd Street, Edmond, OK

33. Rod’s Books & Relics – 10 E. 2nd Street, Sand Springs, OK 74063
A cosy little bookshop offering, children’s books, cookbooks, Western Americana, and science fiction and fantasy.

34. Archives Books – Oxford Pointe, 1914 East 2nd Street, Edmond, OK 73034
Established in 1989, Archives is a pioneer of online bookselling. Pop into their shop for a huge array of used book bargains.

35. Second Chance Books & Comics – 3909 North MacArthur, Warr Acres, OK 73122
The largest used bookshop in the Oklahoma City area (250,000 books) and a full service comic book shop, including Manga and graphic novels.

“If you ever plan to motor West, travel my way, take the highway that’s the best. Get your kicks on Route 66. It winds from Chicago to LA. More than 2,000 miles all the way. Get your kicks on Route 66.”

— Bobby Troup, whose 1946 song was first performed by Nat King Cole

36. Tome on the Range – 158 Bridge Street, Las Vegas, NM 87701
New books, modern first editions, children’s books, cookbooks, and mysteries from this picture-perfect small town shop in New Mexico’s Las Vegas.

37. Maya Jones Books – 500 N Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM 87010
A wide selection of general used and antiquarian books with a specialty in Latin Americana and Western Americana. Located at the Traveler’s Market inside the de Vargas Mall.

38. Gunstock Hill Books – 239 Johnson Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Located close to the Georgia O’Keefe Museum on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, this is a boutique bookshop specialising in old, rare and collectable books.

39. Big Star Books – 329 Garfield Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
From the outside, this building looks like a storybook house but this small white and blue bookshop is filled with used books.

Second Chance Books & Comics 3909 North MacArthur, Warr Acres, OK 73122

Ernie Pyle House & Library

In Albuquerque, you can visit the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist’s house. Ernie Pyle was famed for his writing about small town America and his reporting from World War II where he died in combat.

Learn more

40. op.cit. books – 500 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Located in the Sanbusco Marketplace, op.cit carries new and used books, and modern first editions, and a great selection of remainders. Ideal for early risers, this place opens at 8am.

41. Under Charlie’s Covers – 160 South Camino Del Pueblo, Bernallilo, NM 87004
Forty minutes north of Albuquerque. Lara Harrison named this shop after her father, a journalist who always wanted to open a bookshop. Charlie’s dream never came true but his collection became the basis for Lara’s bookselling business.

42. Bonnie’s Books – 9311 4th Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114
A small used bookshop with an interesting selection of children’s books.

Gunstock Hill Books 239 Johnson Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

43. Page 1 Books (aka Page One Too) – 5850 Eubank Blvd. NE, Suite B41, Albuquerque, NM, 87111
Inside the Mountain Run Shopping Center, Page 1 Books is the largest independent bookshop in New Mexico, and offers new and used books.

44. Blue Eagle Metaphysical Emporium – 2422 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
This bookshop specialises in alternative spiritualties, primarily Wicca and pre-Christian paths, as well as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism. They also offer books on astrology, alternative self-help and health.

45. Title Wave Books – 2318 Wisconsin Street, NE Albuquerque, NM 87110
Title Wave offers everything from literature to cooking, children’s books to political science – 100,000 books in 400 categories. Open Tuesday to Saturday.

Title Wave Books 2318 Wisconsin Street, NE Albuquerque, NM 87110

46. Don’s Book Store – 1013 San Mateo SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
This family-owned bookshop, which opened in 1970, offers more 200,000 paperbacks and hardcovers.

47. Pinon Tree Books – Antique Specialty Mall, 87106 Albuquerque, NM 87106
Located in an antique mall, Pinon Tree Books offers an outstanding selection of books on regional history.

48. Lifeways Books and Gifts – 111 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303
A metaphysical and spiritual bookshop located on a busy little street between a burger joint and a clothing shop.

Don’s Book Store 1013 San Mateo SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

49. The Old Sage Bookshop – 110 S Montezuma Street # H, Prescott, AZ 86303
Quality used books and a wide selection of titles on the Southwest ranging from children’s books to natural history.

50. Book Nook (aka Star ‘N Space) – 324 W Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301
A small bookshop next to a yoga studio.

51. The Book Shop – 134 N. Citrus Avenue, Covina, CA 91723
Twenty miles east of LA, Brad and Jen Johnson’s shop has more than 40,000 books covering topics from California and the west to literature, military history, cooking, children’s titles and science.

52. Cook Books (aka cookbookjj) – 1353 N. Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91104
Janet Jarvits’ legendary shop contains more than 30,000 used, rare and out-of-print cookbooks. Chaotic but fascinating, this is a must-stop place for foodies.

53. Book Alley – 1252 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106
Founded in 1992, this is a general used bookshop (offering 50,000 books) with a large selection of art, architecture, and photography books.

54. Archives Bookshop – 509 E Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
A theological bookshop that carries more than 75,000 new and used theological books covering religious studies, philosophy, theology and biblical studies.

55. The Battery Books & Music – 1005B Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030
This shop offers a wide and eclectic selection of books and music plus clothing and jewelry from local artisans, and live music too. Spanish language books too.

56. Read Books – 4972 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
A small highly organised shop offering used books and new magazines. Also does events and has signed books and first editions.

57. Mystery and Imagination (aka Bookfellows Fine Books) – 238 North Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203
Owned by Malcolm and Christine Bell, this shop has offered books on mystery, detective, science fiction, fantasy and horror since 1975. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

The Old Sage Bookshop 110 S Montezuma Street # H, Prescott, AZ 86303

58. Alias Books East – 3163 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90039
Located in the heart of Atwater Village, Alias Books carries a wide variety of used books with an emphasis on literature, film and the arts.

59. Bookfinger – 620 Moulton Avenue #113, Los Angeles CA 90031
Located at The Brewery, an artists’ colony, in Lincoln Heights near Chinatown. Used and out-of-print art, photography and design books. Also LPs. Open Thursday to Saturday.

60. Counterpoint Records & Books – 5911 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Below the Hollywood sign. Books on the arts, literature, poetry, film, stage, and philosophy with a wide variety of other categories. Also lots of classical, jazz and rock records.

Book Alley 1252 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

61. Books on the Boulevard – 13551 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles CA 91423
This shop opened in 1995 and offers hard-to-find, out-of-print, used and rare books. Closed Sundays.

62. Mystery Pier Books – 8826 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood CA 90069
World famous and beautiful. This is where celebrities buy their rare books. Pop in and you might be rubbing shoulders with Johnny Depp. Signed, modern firsts, crime and mysteries.

63. Alias Books – 1650 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90025
Near UCLA, Alias Books has been a West LA fixture since 1959 – Alias Books East is its sister shop. Thousands of titles covering art, literature, academic and scholarly books.

Archives Bookshop 509 E Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

64. Arcana: Books on the Arts – 8675 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
New, rare and out-of-print books on 20th century art, architecture, design, fashion, cinema and photography housed in a modern, sleek shop.

65. Sam: Johnson’s Bookshop – 12310 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90066
Located in a blue building for the past 30 years, this famous bookshop offers a wide selection of used books with plenty of history.

66. Hennessey + Ingalls – 214 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Founded in 1963 and dedicated to the visual arts, this shop is filled with used, rare and out-of-print books about art, architecture, design, fashion and photography.

Hennessy + Ingalls 214 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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