On My Walkabout:
Book Soup is one of the last remaining Independent Bookstores in Los Angeles. At least it seems like that. I've been going to Book Soup since it opened. I have a memory of parking in their rear lot once during a heavy downpour. I think I waited out the cloudburst and then ran into the store.
I haven't been to the Mystery Pier Bookstore. I live in Westwood and frequent the Mystery Bookstore there. Next time, when I'm not walking.
I can't stop, got to keep moving. The traffic is still bad.