Books, glorious books. Big, lavishly illustrated art books. Located at the southeast corner of the Helms Bakery complex, Arcana: Books on the Arts has shelves full of beautiful books, on topics including fine and popular art, pinup girls, cartoons and comics, film, every era of fashion, travel, design and architecture. Sample titles: The History of Hell, Designing a Galaxy and Stoked! A History of Surf Culture. Where else are you going to find a signed copy, from Japan, of Vincent Gallo's book about his movie The Brown Bunny? Or a signed collection of Hurrell photographs? Helpful notations indicate whether a title is out of print. Arcana is an excellent source of high-end gifts, too — something for the agent who got you that movie deal, perhaps. 8675 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 458-1499, —Lisa Horowitz

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