The revitalization of Hollywood Boulevard over the past decade — every week there seems to be a new boutique nightclub or hip eatery — has pushed out a lot of longtime tenants, mostly of the nondescript, tchotchke-hawking variety. While there are still a few shops selling little fake Oscar statuettes and personalized nameplates to tourists, a few real treasures of actual Hollywood memorabilia continue to flourish, among them Hollywood Book & Poster Company. Though it has occupied a few different storefronts along the ’vard since opening in 1977, this haven for movie buffs still operates more or less unchanged since its inception, selling an enormous variety of books, magazines, movie stills and one-sheet posters for collectors of film paraphernalia. If there’s one place that’s going to have every single variant of poster for the latest Harry Potter flick before anyone else, it’s these guys. They’ve also got a wonderful selection of movie and television scripts for those die-hard fans, and if there’s something they happen not to have, just ask. The staff are well-versed in all things Hollywood, very friendly, and they can probably get it if you know just what you’re looking for. 6562 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 465-8764, —Nicole Campos

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