Photo by Marielle Hayes

There are men who orient their living rooms around the TV.

There are men who orient their living rooms around books.

This is for the latter.

Introducing BOOK/SHOP, Oaktown’s love letter to modern decor and the written word, open (and selling online) now in a former horse stable in Temescal Alley.

Despite its name and selection of readables, BOOK/SHOP is less a bookstore than a store about books and how they fit into your life; a place as dedicated to the space you occupy as what occupies your mind.

The highlights:

The SSB-1
Angled and open, like two hands raised for communion. If you’re given to exaggerated religious analogies when it comes to books – as we apparently are. 


The CSB-1
As close as you can get to a TV stand, without it being a TV stand.


And Assorted Artwork
Like this original Lawrence Ferlinghetti poster, in all its beardy and biblically overtoned glory.

PosterBook-wise, BOOK/SHOP collates its stock into collections.

Up now: Collection #12, featuring original editions of everything from the New American Story collection (Burroughs, Creeley, Dorn) to type-design catalogues.

No dusty stacks here, only inspiring arrangements of decorative books and objects alongside lust-list seating.

Looking at you, Eames recliner.