Sunday, November 17

Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster ventured to Chinatown to visit Ooga Booga, an art print bookstore, for the tenth installment of her column “Bookmarked.” Wurster enjoyed the eclectic mix of products the store offered, but found the store’s environment uninviting. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bookmarked: Ooga Booga’s uninviting aura, stark aesthetic left something to be desired

Los Angeles is home to a multitude of specialized bookstores, from those oriented toward horror and mystery to others with more practical focuses, like cookbooks. Follow columnist Clea Wurster as she explores the many niche literary interests the city accommodates. Read more...

Photo: Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster ventured to Chinatown to visit Ooga Booga, an art print bookstore, for the tenth installment of her column “Bookmarked.” Wurster enjoyed the eclectic mix of products the store offered, but found the store’s environment uninviting. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster ventured to Chinatown to visit Ooga Booga, an art print bookstore, for the tenth installment of her column “Bookmarked.” Wurster enjoyed the eclectic mix of products the store offered, but found the store’s environment uninviting. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster visited Children's Book World for this week's edition of "Bookmarked." At the store, she recognized some childhood favorites such as “Where The Wild Things Are” and “Olivia.”  (Clea Wurster/Daily Bruin)

Bookmarked: Children’s Book World offers intrigue to young readers, nostalgia to old

Los Angeles is home to a multitude of specialized bookstores, from those oriented toward horror and mystery to others with more practical focuses, like cookbooks. Follow columnist Clea Wurster as she explores the many niche literary interests the city accommodates. Read more...

Photo: Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster visited Children's Book World for this week's edition of "Bookmarked." At the store, she recognized some childhood favorites such as “Where The Wild Things Are” and “Olivia.” (Clea Wurster/Daily Bruin)

Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster visited Children's Book World for this week's edition of "Bookmarked." At the store, she recognized some childhood favorites such as “Where The Wild Things Are” and “Olivia.”  (Clea Wurster/Daily Bruin)

For the eighth installment of her column "Bookmarked," Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster perused the aisles of the Samuel French Film and Theatre Bookshop located in North Hollywood. Wurster particularly enjoyed the community nature of the bookstore. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bookmarked: Theater bookstore offers up tips from voice training to screenwriting

Los Angeles is home to a multitude of specialized bookstores, from those oriented toward horror and mystery to others with more practical focuses, like cookbooks. Follow columnist Clea Wurster as she explores the many niche literary interests the city accommodates. Read more...

Photo: For the eighth installment of her column "Bookmarked," Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster perused the aisles of the Samuel French Film and Theatre Bookshop located in North Hollywood. Wurster particularly enjoyed the community nature of the bookstore. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

For the eighth installment of her column "Bookmarked," Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster perused the aisles of the Samuel French Film and Theatre Bookshop located in North Hollywood. Wurster particularly enjoyed the community nature of the bookstore. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Mystery Pier Books, Inc. offers expensive first editions and other rare texts, such as original Shakespeare plays. The friendly owners and the intriguing titles make the store a tantalizing stop for any bibliophile. (Clea Wurster/Daily Bruin)

Bookmarked: Mystery Pier boasts original editions of highly sought-after titles

Los Angeles is home to a multitude of specialized bookstores, from those oriented toward horror and mysteries to others with more practical focuses, such as cookbooks. Read more...

Photo: Mystery Pier Books, Inc. offers expensive first editions and other rare texts, such as original Shakespeare plays. The friendly owners and the intriguing titles make the store a tantalizing stop for any bibliophile. (Clea Wurster/Daily Bruin)

Mystery Pier Books, Inc. offers expensive first editions and other rare texts, such as original Shakespeare plays. The friendly owners and the intriguing titles make the store a tantalizing stop for any bibliophile. (Clea Wurster/Daily Bruin)

In the sixth installment of her column "Bookmarked," Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster went to Now Serving LA, a bookstore centered around cookbooks and culinary-themed books. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Chinatown bookstore offers curated local and global culinary knowledge

Los Angeles is home to a multitude of specialized bookstores, from those oriented toward horror and mystery to others with more practical focuses, like cookbooks. Follow columnist Clea Wurster as she explores the many niche literary interests the city accommodates. Read more...

Photo: In the sixth installment of her column "Bookmarked," Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster went to Now Serving LA, a bookstore centered around cookbooks and culinary-themed books. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

In the sixth installment of her column "Bookmarked," Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster went to Now Serving LA, a bookstore centered around cookbooks and culinary-themed books. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

The travel bookstore Distant Lands offered a myriad of travel related materials such as city guides, cultural bios and backpacks. However, the cluttered set up of the store made browsing difficult. (Clea Wurster/Daily Bruin)

Bookmarked: Distant Lands disappoints with cramped aisles, lackluster selection

Los Angeles is home to a multitude of specialized bookstores, from those oriented toward horror and mystery to others with more practical focuses, like cookbooks. Follow columnist Clea Wurster as she explores the many niche literary interests the city accommodates. Read more...

Photo: The travel bookstore Distant Lands offered a myriad of travel related materials such as city guides, cultural bios and backpacks. However, the cluttered set up of the store made browsing difficult. (Clea Wurster/Daily Bruin)

The travel bookstore Distant Lands offered a myriad of travel related materials such as city guides, cultural bios and backpacks. However, the cluttered set up of the store made browsing difficult. (Clea Wurster/Daily Bruin)


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