Our brick-and-mortar store is located in North Hollywood, California, we’re one of the largest used bookstores in the Los Angeles area, and we specialize in Literature and the Arts (but carry books on most subjects). The LA Weekly named us “Best Bookstore Escape” in their 2019 “Best of L.A.” issue, “Best Used Graphic Novels” in 2015, and “Best Bookstore, Valley” in 2012; the L.A. HotList named us Best Bookstore 2018; the L.A. Times “Readers Choice 2011” named us as the favorite bookstore for the Valley/Ventura area; the April 2007 issue of Los Angeles Magazine listed us as one of the best used bookstores in L.A.; the L.A. Times did a feature article on us; we’ve been featured on Storage Wars; and we’ve been home to numerous movie and television shoots. We have over 150,000 books in stock, a convenient location with free parking, long hours, an experienced staff, air conditioning, and two very sociable cats


Got a book you’re looking for and want to get it as soon as possible? We’re now pleased to offer curbside pickup! Here’s how it works:

  • Curbside pickup is available Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Call us at 818-509-2665 or e-mail us and tell us what you’re looking for. We’ll check our stock, let you know what we’ve got, and tell you the price.
  • You provide us your credit card information over the phone or pay via PayPal, and we’ll get your book rung up and ready. Please note that we have a $3 minimum on credit cards and PayPal.
  • Call us at 818-509-2665 when you arrive at our rear parking lot, and we’ll be right out to leave your bagged purchases just outside our main entrance door. The bag will also include your receipts and will have your name on it.

Sorry, but in order to maintain contactless delivery, we can’t accept cash, check, store credit, or any other payment in person. All transactions MUST be completed in advance.

We’ve also opened up online ordering at our website again. We have over 12,000 books listed there, all enabled with instant ordering; you can either search for a specific title/author, or browse by category (and as a reminder, 12,000 is only a fraction of the total books in the store – e-mail or call us at 818-509-2665 for books not listed at our website). If you’d like more description or photos of any item, please drop us a line and we’ll be happy to get you whatever you need.

We can take a credit card over the phone, you can send payment via PayPal (use info@iliadbooks.com as the PayPal ID), or we can e-mail you a PayPal invoice for easy payment; we can also hold the books if you’d like to mail us a check. We’ll ship your book(s) within a day of getting your order, and can offer either Media Mail (cheaper but slower) or Priority (more expensive but faster).

Iliad Bookshop
5400 Cahuenga Boulevard
North Hollywood, California 91601
(Corner of Cahuenga and Chandler Blvds.)
Phone: (818)509-2665
FAX: (818)509-8879


  • TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 11 am to 7 pm (curbside pickup only)

e-mail us at: info@iliadbooks.com