When I stumbled upon this cute little find, it truly warmed the bottom of my heart to see people sitting at the cafe and hearing them converse with one another about books. I was eavesdropping on a conversation between two people and I just found it so adorable that they were having a grandiose discussion about the ideas and themes of this one book that they had both read. People always talk about other people and events, but it’s a rarity to hear ourselves talk about ideas in any one given day and I think in part, its because our modern world doesn’t promote society to provoke such deep-thinking anymore, but who is really considered at fault here?
I feel like writing has been a dying form of art to some degree and its a pity that people probably don’t read books as much as they use to. The current generation of internet consumers live in a world of instant gratification and quick fixes causing the attention span of the modern internet consumer to be vastly shorter than prior to the internet days. Less people have the patience to sit down and read a book or to stir deep-thinking after having read a book.
This place is adorable and has an eclectic range of vintage books. With sites like Amazon, I’m surprised that some people still even make a trip to an old bookstore such as this one since book purchases are so readily accessible on the internet these days. But I realized, just like how music lovers enjoy going to a concert to appreciate the real-time experience of hearing their favorite band, book lovers must enjoy making trips to bookstores for the experience of discovering a new book to read in tangible form, perusing through the different genres and sections in the bookstore, and sifting through pages to get a sneak peek of the physical copy of each book before their purchase. That thought brought a smile to my face. I know I definitely don’t find enough time to read as much as I use to and its places like these that inspire me to never forget dying forms of art, such as books.
Stories Books and Cafe
1716 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026