Southern California January 24, 2017
The Unique Open-Air Bookstore In Southern California That Is Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen
If you love the idea of strolling through a quaint local bookshop while being surrounded by blue skies and fresh air, then you’re going to be charmed by this unique store in Southern California that is truly unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Get ready to be charmed as I take you on a tour of this unique outdoor bookstore that’s full of surprises.
Located in the quaint town of Ojai, you'll find a charming bookshop that will quickly become your favorite destination.
This gem of a shop is unexpectedly unique because it's "The World's Greatest Outdoor Bookstore." Yes, a shop filled with books that's located outside in the open air. What a blissful way to browse for your favorite literary treasures!
To experience this delightful destination, you can find Bart's Books at 302 West Matlija Street in Ojai.
When you approach Bart's, one of the first things you'll notice at the front entrance is this lovely display of assorted books. And this is just the preview of what you're about to see once you step through this door.
Come on in and take a look inside. Or should I say...outside?
You'll be dazzled by the lovely outdoor patio that's overflowing with displays of used books.
Wander through shelf after shelf of heavenly books and get lost for a blissful moment in time.
But don't worry, you won't get too lost as every section is clearly labeled and easy to navigate.
Once you find a few paperbacks to enjoy, take a moment to linger outside and flip through the pages of your new books.
On a hot, blistering SoCal day this is a perfect spot to hide under an outdoor umbrella and linger all afternoon.
You can even stay until the sun goes down as they are open from 9:30 AM to sunset every single day of the week.
If it happens to rain outside like it has been this past week, you can always head inside where it's just as charming.
You'll find a warm and cozy house that has all of the books displayed in the very rooms they belong.
Looking for a cookbook? Just head to the kitchen where cookbooks are displayed. Seeking out an art book? Just head to the gallery room.
As you browse through the displays of books, you'll find unexpected touches like this antique typewriter that will make you feel like you've stumbled on a very special place...because you have.
And if a book craving happens to strike after hours, just pick out the book you want and leave the money in the slot. How charming and old fashioned to run a store with that kind of trust!
Like I said, Bart's Books isn't any ordinary bookstore. It's a rare gem that will make you never want to shop in any average bookshop again.
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Bart’s Books. They are located at 302 West Matlija Street in the lovely town of Ojai. For more ideas about what else you can do in Ojai, take a look right over here.