When it comes to books, the access afforded by the web can’t hold a candle to the experience of browsing about shelves and finding something new to read in real life. The self-proclaimed “creatively curated” Highland Park bookshop called Book Show has always been a destination for discovery that proved it, and its recently announced closure marks a sad sign of the times, indeed. In addition to carrying an amazing selection of vintage, used and new books, fanzines and gifts, owner Jen Hitchcock (a former L.A. Weekly contributor) threw some of the most unique local literature and wordsmith-driven events in L.A. (a “Utopian Tunnel Book” workshop, “Historia” storytelling events). The day after Christmas, Book Show’s Blow Out Sale offers one final op to gather and get books on the cheap. And fans fret not, Hitchock wants to make the shop a “road show” so more is hopefully to come.
Book Show, 5503 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park; Thu., Dec. 26, noon- 6 p.m.; free. facebook.com/events/