Used bookstore Alias Books opened May 1, which is a bold move for anyone in an era where bookstores are closing regularly. Alias Books is a small shop in a mid-1960s storefront — and a sister store to Alias Books on the Westside — that carefully curates books on film, photography, art, literature and philosophy. It has no website, just a Twitter page, but book signings are planned for the future. “Interaction with the community has been great,” says buyer Jesse Rossa. “People are coming in fairly consistently, saying. ‘We’re so glad you’re here — we’re so glad Atwater has a bookshop.’” 3163 Glendale Blvd., Atwater Village. (323) 661-9000, —David Cotner

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