The Book Den
|11 E. Anapamu Ave., Santa Barbara CA || phone|
This is a wonderful bookstore- always one of the highlights
of our frequent visits to Santa Barbara. Well do I remember
the year they had most of Rafael
Sabatini's books for sale- I brought home a boxload! Good prices, great inventory
that turns over rapidly; and once a year they have a big sale.
They are right next door to a high-end antiquarian art book store, Sullivan-Goss.
Book Mall of Ventura
|424 E. Main St., Ventura CA, 93001 || (805) 641-2665|
And how many book stores can make a claim like that?(photo)
A good place to browse; much bigger than it
looks, with a wide range of books and good prices.
In fact, Main Street in Ventura is well worth an afternoon's visit, with this store, the Phantom Bookshop and many antiques stores and restaurants all within a few blocks of each other.
Lost Horizon Bookstore
|703 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA
93101 || phone|
Collection: Art, Decorative Arts 1900-1950, California
History, Antiquarian, Western Americana, Architecture
A small space, but every book counts. Wonderful to browse, treasures abound.
The Phantom Bookshop
|451 E. Main St., Ventura, CA 93001 || (805) 641-3844|
Let's use their own words straight from their web page:
Fine, Used, Rare and Uncommon Books, or
The Weird, The Wonderful, The Unusual. With emphasis on Oziana, Jack London, E. R. Burroughs,
Sir H. R. Haggard, H. G. Wells, Older Scientific and Medical Books, First Editions, Science Fiction, Childrens' and other Good
Mainly by Dead Authors.
With A Special Guest Appearance By The Unknown Genius of The Needle, Burin & Copper Plate,
John Anthony Miller, Illustrious Etcher and Engraver
This place doesn't look like much on the outside, but wait until you enter! A wonderful store that stretches out into rooms and nooks and crannies; every corner holds treasures. Good prices and a great collection.
The web page is a little cutesy, as you can tell from their purple prose, but it loads fast and is very descriptive of their collection.
Sullivan Goss Books & Prints Ltd.
|7 E. Anapamu St., Santa
Barbara CA 93101 || (805) 730-1460|
An antiquarian bookstore that specializes in art books. They have a
wonderful collection, and include illustrated books as well. I also love
their art prints!
Their web page has huge backgrounds and photos-if you have a slower computer, it will take a while to load.
They are right next to The Book Den.