What’s a beach without a book? Thanks to Laguna Beach Books in The Old Pottery Place at Brooks St. and PCH, you’ve got it made in the shade with all the popular titles and an additional raft of great books you might never have considered.

This independent bookstore lives up to its name with some of the most eclectic titles in every category you can imagine.

And, if you’re looking for a particular title or author, don’t expect to come across a Help Desk with a blank-faced teen. Quite the contrary. Every staff member at Laguna Beach Books (known as LBB to locals) not only knows the store’s contents inside out and backwards but READS it all. These people are some of the most interesting conversationalists you’ll find in the entire town of Laguna and they’re extremely helpful and polite in helping you find your way to a memorable read.

Insider Tips:

If you’re into live Author Events, be sure to sign up at LagunaBeachBooks.com to receive updates on their incoming featured authors. These are regular calendar features that are consistently filled with truly interesting authors.

The store’s recent “Open Mike” addition allows for wanna-be authors to take the stage … and here in Laguna Beach the unpublished talent is vast. Whether you’re one such writer, a fan of the underdog, or an agent looking for the next J.K. Rowling, you might want to poke your head in on the next “Open Mike.” Contact the store at (949) 494-4779 for the next scheduled date.

L.A.-based libraries, foundations and 5-star hotel event managers have come to rely on Laguna Beach Books to provide a specific author’s book at their larger speaking events and forums. The LBB folks tote all the credit card machinery, cash banks, books, and knowledgeable staff members along. I’ve seen them in action – very sophisticated and polished. Check with Owner Jane Hanauer or Manager Lisa Kaplan-Childers for more details.

Hours of Operation: 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

How to Find Laguna Beach Books:

From Laguna’s Main Beach (the first big beach at Broadway and PCH), continue south on PCH just under one mile (.9). Laguna Beach Books is nestled in The Old Pottery Place complex between Brooks and Cress streets.

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