Getting Lost in the Volumes of Small World Books in Venice, CA
Concealed behind a bustling beer joint, this clandestine little bookshop is a snug literary sanctuary that’s worlds away from the lively, tourist-laden throng outside its doors. Use a discerning eye to find its partially obscured entrance and while away an afternoon delving into the handwritten notes that pop up like periscopes from many of the tomes (personal recommendations from Small World’s bibliophiles). In the aisles of this cozy refuge, the occasional tinkling of raucous laughter from the bar and a gentle tortoiseshell cat keep you company as the hours pass. That is, if you can find it.