A micro-pop-up store in Redondo Beach, CA. We hope to find a permanent location sometime in 2023! bookshop.org/shop/scoutbookstore
Afro-Latina owned and managed micro-pop-up bookstore in Redondo Beach, CA.
What are the 3 adjectives you would use to describe your bookstore?
Curious, inspiring and happy
Share a quote from a book or poem that bares your bookstore’s soul.
“I think that the power of art is the power to wake us up, strike our depths, change us. What are we searching for when we read a novel, see a film, listen to a piece of music? We are searching, through a work of art, for something that alters us, that we weren’t aware of before.” —Jhumpa Lahiri, In Other Words
Why was your bookstore founded/what role does it play in the community?
Scout was founded in hopes of bringing community, creativity and learning together in one place. My favorite thing is to learn something new with other people. Being a non-fiction bookstore we offer books and hopefully another way to connect with fellow information nerds, crafters, cooks, artisans or anyone one who craves knowledge and creativity.
Which champion/warrior/wildcat (real or mythological) does your bookstore channel most?
A mix of Gloria Steinem, Celia Cruz, and Marcel Duchamp
What makes your bookstore unique?
Scout is unique because we are mostly a non-fiction bookstore except for the kids section and a teeny tiny bit of fiction. We love cookbooks, crafts, DIY, Biographies, Gardening, Self Help, Travel, reference and any other sort of non-fiction writing. I realized I mostly read non-fiction and have been having a blast curating this genre for our little but mighty pop-up store!
What is something that no one knows about your bookstore?
The owner is a proud Puerto Rican raised in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, has raised 2 wonderful humans, is currently a SUD Counselor who is chipping away at a MA in psychology, who worked in the entertainment industry for years and is now following her dream of sharing books with like-minded community.