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Alias books will come to Atwater

March 29, 2010 |  1:08 pm

Alias Books, the used-book store on Sawtelle, has decided to open an outpost out east, in Atwater. LAist reports that the Atwater Alias, which will be well stocked with film, literary and art books, will open May 1. Located at 3163 Glendale Blvd., it will be open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Longtime used-book store Brand Bookshop, which hasn't much of a Web presence, carries entertainment, literary and history books, plus torrid paperbacks and a pleasantly random selection of other works. Brand Bookshop, at 231 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, is just 2.5 miles up the street from Alias' new location. Confusingly, in Los Angeles the street is called Glendale Boulevard; once it enters Glendale, it is renamed Brand. 

Anyway, if you're driving, it's just a short hop between the two locations. And while you're parked at Brand, you would be foolish to miss ducking into the Mystery and Imagination Bookshop across the street. Ray Bradbury is known to celebrate his birthday there, among the used collectibles; the store is at 238 N. Brand.

Used-book fans will have plenty to peruse on Brand and Glendale boulevards without ever having to set foot into the Americana.

-- Carolyn Kellogg

Photo: The 3100 block of Glendale Boulevard in Atwater, where Alias Books will open in May, during a 2007 street festival. Credit: Atwatervillagenewbie via Flickr