Monday, June 18

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)

UCLA’s philosophy department has a stark gender disparity, with few women occupying faculty positions. The department has made efforts to address this; it just doesn’t publicize them. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Clea Wurster: Promoting current efforts will help lessen gender disparity in philosophy department

Last quarter, I made my way across Dickson Court en route to a picturesque bastion of academia: Dodd Hall. I was headed deep within the building, where I would attend my lecture on 20th-century philosophy. Read more...

Photo: UCLA’s philosophy department has a stark gender disparity, with few women occupying faculty positions. The department has made efforts to address this; it just doesn’t publicize them. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA’s philosophy department has a stark gender disparity, with few women occupying faculty positions. The department has made efforts to address this; it just doesn’t publicize them. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The arts and design specialty bookstore Hennessy & Ingalls' chic design was easy to navigate and created a spacious environment for optimal book browsing.  (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bookmarked: Chic architecture bookstore offers diverse, artsy selection

Los Angeles is home to a multitude of specialized bookstores, from those oriented towards horror and mysteries 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 arts and design specialty bookstore Hennessy & Ingalls' chic design was easy to navigate and created a spacious environment for optimal book browsing. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The arts and design specialty bookstore Hennessy & Ingalls' chic design was easy to navigate and created a spacious environment for optimal book browsing.  (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Secret Headquarters, located in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, sells a collection of comic books. In her third installment of the column "Bookmarked," Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster visited the store, and found it to be a cozy, homey experience. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bookmarked: The Secret Headquarters offers snug retreat for comic book lovers

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 Secret Headquarters, located in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, sells a collection of comic books. In her third installment of the column "Bookmarked," Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster visited the store, and found it to be a cozy, homey experience. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Secret Headquarters, located in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, sells a collection of comic books. In her third installment of the column "Bookmarked," Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster visited the store, and found it to be a cozy, homey experience. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster visited the horror bookshop Dark Delicacies in this week's edition of "Boomarked." (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Bookmarked: Dark Delicacies features limited selection, relies on cheap thrills

Los Angeles is home to a multitude of specialized bookstores, from those oriented towards horror and mysteries 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 the horror bookshop Dark Delicacies in this week's edition of "Boomarked." (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster visited the horror bookshop Dark Delicacies in this week's edition of "Boomarked." (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)