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Cosmopolitan Bookshop Now Closed

The Oldest Bookshop Left in Hollywood is Now Gone – Driven Out by High Rent

Please Check Out Historical Information, Photos of the Shop, an Obituary of Eli Goodman and Much More at:


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50% Off All Books!

Hollywood’s Oldest Used Book Store is Having a Big Sale!

Aug 2013 007 Photo of Eli GoodmanCosmopolitan Books Shop has been around for over 50 years.  The owner, Eli Goodman, just celebrated his 90th birthday.  And although it is against his nature, he decided it was time to clear out some stock and make room for all the books that he has been hoarding for decades.  After all, if not NOW, then WHEN?  He was hoping to wait until he was 150 years old, but upon deep reflection, spurred on by falling off a ladder, he decided that now might be a great time to move ’em out and then load the new ones in – all at 50% off the marked price.  And whoa – some of the books were priced 20 years ago!  There’s a lot of bargains here.  Imagine buying good quality used books for $2.50, $3.00, $4.00, and yes, a lot of them for a buck.

Open everyday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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7017 Melrose Avenue, just east of

La Brea

Hollywood, California 90038