Where to shop: Secret Headquarters is heroic L.A. landmark

Jan. 03, 2011 | 11:45 a.m.

At Jacket Copy, our sophisticated sister blog devoted to books and reading, one of L.A.’s great comic-books and pop-culture stores gets a little love as Secret Headquarters is named bookstore of the week. …

secret headqauters Where to shop: Secret Headquarters is heroic L.A. landmark

Secret Headquarters in Silver Lake. (Carolyn Kellogg / Los Angeles Times)

Secret Headquarters is no secret. The boutique comic-book store, on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, was named one of the world’s 10 best bookstores in 2008 by the British newspaper the Guardian, alongside much bigger bookstores in Argentina, Japan and an 800-year-old converted Dutch church. The store’s interior, all warm browns with deep-chocolate wooden racks, looks something like a well-stocked home library crossed with a classic men’s club. “We wanted the store to be inviting to anyone, not just people interested in comics,” says co-owner Dave Pifer


— Carolyn Kellogg


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