Stories Books and Cafe Echo Park



open til 11pm Sunday thru Thursday

til 12am Friday and Saturday 

 Now serving Beer & Wine!



  Stories Books and Cafe is Echo Park's prime purveyor of quality books, organic/fair trade coffee, espresso and delicious food.

    Claudia Colodro and Liz Garo opened Stories in November 2008. Facing a crumbling economy and a chorus of amateur pop economists predicting the death of the bookstore, Stories opened its doors and proved the naysayers wrong.  We were embraced by the neighborhood, and our continuing growth and success is a testament to the vitality of Echo Park. As part of the larger literary community of Los Angeles, we host a diverse calendar of events, from book release parties, comedy shows, live music, and community meetings. Our carefuly curated selection has made us a destination for book lovers of the greater Los Angeles and beyond. 

   The cafe offers baked goods from Home Boy Bakery and The Village Bakery.  We have the delectable Laura Ann's Jams,  and a variety of grab & go sandwiches.  Our coffee beans are from Bicycle Coffee. 

   We sell new, used and rare books. 

   We buy and trade. Our buying hours are generally between 11 to 8. Its best to call ahead to make sure a buyer is working.

   We do make house calls for larger collections. Write to for info.

   Any questions can be answered by calling 213 413 3733  

   For event booking info: &  

   Need a bookseller for your outside event? Write to


1716 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026-3225

Monday–Thursday: 8am–11pm
Friday: 8am–12am
Saturday: 8am–12am
Sunday: 8am–11pm

(213) 413-3733




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