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Calling all book lovers, here is a list of a few of LA's local bookshops that you can support.

bookstore1 The year 2020 was rough for local bookstores.

Many independently owned bookstores were negatively impacted by the pandemic as businesses were forced to shut down and booksellers were struggling to stay afloat.

Two years later, bookstores are making a comeback. We have compiled a list of a few LA bookstores that you can support.

Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural and Bookstore was created by Luis R. Rodriguez, author of Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. He noticed that while the Northeast San Fernando Valley was giant, there were no bookstores or cultural spaces. So, he set out to create Tia Chucha's which started out as a bookstore, cafe, and cultural center. This Latino owned independent bookstore sells culturally diverse books and holds events such as: author readings, film screenings, art exhibits, book clubs, and more.

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This is only an excerpt from the NBC Los Angeles article which featured Tia Chuchas Centro Cultural & Bookstore, July 12, 2022. To read more from this article please visit NBC Los Angeles.