Twenty Stories is an independent and thoughtfully curated bookstore. The store specializes in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s books, and is ready to pair you with your next favorite read. They take an innovative approach to bookselling and have been recognized by the “Today” show, Forbes and the Boston Globe, among others. Through their book curation, they find the most inspiring, innovative and thought-provoking books out there, with a focus on a diverse list of authors, themes and publishers. The store also hosts a wide range of events: author readings, book clubs and open mics. Stop by for a personal recommendation or to grab a gift certificate. Shop online at twentystoriesla.com and follow them on social media @twentystoriesla. Open: Wednesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.