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Skylight Books hosts a moving party

August 04, 2008|Carolyn Kellogg | Special to The Times

Vroman's lent book carts. The Los Feliz Library brought more carts and donated lanyards. Duttons sold them its phone system, a rack for greeting cards and lots of other supplies.

Skylight Books was bursting out of its Vermont Avenue location and, one day last week, invited volunteers to help move a big chunk of its stock to the new addition down the street, called 1814.

Being a neighborhood bookstore is part of what co-owner Kerry Slattery attributes to Skylight's success. It hosts readings, a new salon series and special events that keep people coming back. Volunteer Shaun Klaseus not only shops at Skylight, he brings his dates there too.

Now he'll be able to bring them to two spaces. The new addition will house books on art and architecture, fashion and film, interior design and graphic design, photography, music and theater, and all the magazines. Everything else, including fiction, travel, history and the children's section, will be in the original Skylight.

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