Welcome to Bel Canto Books, a proudly woman- and POC- owned independent bookstore based in Long Beach, California! We offer a curated selection of fiction, nonfiction and children's books, organized around a theme of the month, in particular celebrating books by women and people of color.
Our bookshop space at The Hangout on 4th Street is currently closed due to the "Safer at Home" self-quarantine mandate for Los Angeles County. However, we are excited to offer you several new programs to help home-bound readers stay connected to great books and good conversation.
Please visit our Events page to sign up for virtual book club meetings, author talks, book chats, Storytime and more! We now offer a book concierge program called Books Go Mobile for personalized book recommendations, as well as book ordering through our partners at Bookshop.org and Libro.fm. And please make sure you're signed up for our newsletter which has the latest on upcoming events, what we're reading and other fun book news.
We hope you stay safe and let's keep reading!
XXOO Jhoanna, Avowed Booknerd & Owner/Manager
Our new Books Go Mobile program offers you personalized help
in selecting just the right book(s) for you, a family member or loved one.
We offer free local delivery within a 10 mile radius of the store,
or $5 flat fee shipping via medial mail.
Click the link to find out more!
They're the same audiobooks. Same price. But a different story.
Libro.fm is the first audiobook company to make it possible for you to buy audiobooks directly through Bel Canto Books. By choosing to buy from Libro.fm, you're helping to support our indie bookstore and investing in our local community.
Switch to Libro.fm today and get 3 audiobooks for the price of 1. That's 3 audiobooks for $14.99.
Bookshop was created specifically to support indie bookstores,
authors and book lovers with an easy-to-use, Amazon-free
You'll find millions of titles, including the latest hardcovers , to ship direct to your home. And they offer e-book formats!
Visit our page to order books and browse
our recommended reading lists!
It all starts with a story…how a great book captivates and enlivens us, how the fairytales our parents tell us spark our sense of wonder and love of creativity, how we first learn to explore and dream and fly in the pages of our favorite books.
Our mission at Bel Canto Books is to foster joy, creativity and curiosity, one book, one connection at a time. Our events program focuses on community engagement and collaboration to provide an outlet for learning and inspiration.
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on upcoming events, what we're reading now, and our journey from online start-up
to brick-and-mortar space.
Your generous donations will help us continue with our mission to foster joy, creativity and curiosity, one book, one connection, at a time.
Thank you in advance for your support!