Marina Del Rey, CA Bookstores & Libraries
This small Coastal Community of Marina Del Rey, CA has a lot to offer, not only superb restaurants, hotels, grocery stores as well as Bookstores & Libraries.
There is Barnes & Noble Bookseller on 13400 Maxella, Marina del Rey, CA 310.306.3213. It is a three-story bookstore with over 150,000 books. Fantastic selections for whatever you are looking for, you will find it here.
We are so used to seeing Large Bookstore chains, it is refreshing to see an Independent bookstore as well. Technically it is not in Marina Del Rey,CA( it is 500 yards from the border in Venice, CA )right on the Boardwalk is Small World Books at 1407 Ocean Front Walk, Venice CA 90291 (tel) 310.399.2360
This bookstore has a nice selection of signed first editions books. As well a wide selection poetry and magazines are available. I love their Mystery Annex, it is cozy and well stocked for fans of this genre (you guessed it by now, I love mysteries) What is unusual, that here you will find published books both of major as well as small presses. http://smallworldbooks.com
If you prefer to visit a Library instead. There is the Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library,4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey,CA 90292 this library was built by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors in 1976. It provides access to the entire County Library collection. There is no affiliation to the Los Angeles Public Library System so you get a seperate Library Card when you join. They also sell books at a very reasonable price as well.
I would be remiss if I did not mention the Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, eventhough this library is not in Marina Del Rey,CA it is also about 500yards outside the Border located at 501 South Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291 (tel) 310.821.1769 it is worthy of mentioning. This library is a branch or division of the Los Angeles,CA Library system.