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- $20 for $40 worth of art books and merchandise
Hennessey + Ingalls
Hennessey + Ingalls's eclectic bookstore sells tomes covering visual arts, such as photography, as well as interior design, landscaping, fashion photography and architecture. The founding family still owns and manages its paper-based stock, ensuring that volumes remain well organized according to the length of authors’ moustaches. Originally founded in 1963 as a refuge for rare and out-of-print books, the massive store—the Santa Monica location spans 8,000 square feet—supplies vital reference materials for local architectural firms, museums, art galleries, and schools. Hennessey + Ingalls also runs a small publishing division, which produces and distributes six titles each year, most of which are reprints focusing on California's modernist architecture and postmodernist oil paintings of avocados. They also offer a large selection of journals and notebooks. Hennessey's bibliophiles also purchase good-condition used copies and rare editions from independent owners.
If you're an art lover, it's definitely worth a stop. Plan on spending much more time in here than you previously anticipated.Marlena C., Yelp!, 2/5/13
This is probably my favorite bookstore in LA, if not anywhere. Hennessey + Ingalls caters to the artsy-fartsy crowd offering up great books on designAmy S., Yelp!, 2/9/12
Tips from Groupon Customers
“good inventory and great friendly, helpful staff”
“Wonderful collection of books on photography and graphic design Staff was extremely courteous and very helpful”
“Great bookstore with an excellent selection of books on design, photography, architecture, and art.”