Ever miss a good ol’ fashioned bookstore around L.A.? Not to mention the new vinyl click and pop of a well worn record (as in music, not the boring statistical kind). Well never fret, one need look no further than Counterpoint Records and Books in Los Angeles’ Franklin Village. Nestled at the foot of the Hollywood Hills amidst the most rustic of French bistros, and the singularly ambient of coffee hauses, one can procure anything from Louise Armstrong to Louis L’Amour at the flick of vinyl through cardboard galore. But the selection does not stop there as some of the most rare and collectible books can be found in the Harmony annex just to the right, for more high end, sometimes signed fare!
Above and beyond the aforementioned, Counterpoint/Harmony is not just a book/record store! It doesn’t even stop there! On certain weekend nights, various performers and artists can be found entertaining coffee haus style for that definitive cultural flair!—Some from as far as Italia having performed early this December in the form of Guitarist Guiliano Cardella and digital Artist Marco Bragaglia!
Photos Courtesy of Jennifer K. Hugus for The Los Angeles Beat!
On the corner of Bronson and Franklin, Counterpoint Records and Books has been catering to the most eclectic and mainstream of tastes for roughly 35 years and as a Holiday gift would like to reward its customers with a 25% discount on most items throughout the store until December 31st!
So stop by. Shop. Have a crepe at La Poubelle to the store’s right or a latte at Bourgeois Pig further down the block…anything your taste buds would ever need—then a Merry Christmas to all and to all a good read!!!
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