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Santa Barbara and Ventura, California

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:

Phantom Bookshop
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
General Stock
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.

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