Skylight Books

We are a general bookstore serving such historic Los Angeles neighborhoods as Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, and Echo Park, located in the shadow of Griffith Park and its iconic Observatory, and surrounded by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, R.M. Schindler, and Richard Neutra. Our eclectic clientele, including many local artists, musicians, writers, and scholars, challenges us to provide the cutting edge of culture including the best in literary fiction, books on music, art, film and theater, Los Angeles regional culture and history, graphic literature, children’s books, political theory, and more.

1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Best-Selling Design Books (January)


Never Built Los Angeles Add to My Reading List

Sam Lubell
Greg Goldin
Foreword by Thom Mayne

Never Built Los Angeles explores the “what if” Los Angeles, investigating the values and untapped potential of a city still in search of itself.


Los Angeles in Maps Add to My Reading List

Glen Creason

An illustrated cartographic history of the City of Angels from the colonial era to the present. Through seventy reproductions of seminal and historic documents, Los Angeles in Maps presents the evolution of this almost mythical place.


1000 Lights Add to My Reading List

Charlotte Fiell
Peter Fiell

Designed to be a companion to our classic title 1000 Chairs, this edition contains an awesome selection of over 1,000 lights. This definitive reference work is a must-have for collectors and design fans.


The Depression Alphabet Primer Add to My Reading List

Daniel Riccuito

Enjoy the colorful vernacular of a bygone era in this magnificently researched alphabetic guidebook to the slang of the 1930s.


Spinfluence: The Hardcore Propaganda Manual for Controlling the Masses Add to My Reading List

Nick McFarlane

Spinfluence will appeal to crooked politicians, media manipulators and corporate big-wigs alike, in fact anyone interested in how to exploit people for profit or power.

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