Bel Canto Books in Long Beach

Est. 2017


Building a Community of Readers, One Book at a Time.

Bel Canto Books is a Long Beach-based bookstore startup, hosting monthly pop-up events throughout Long Beach and our neighboring communities. 

Our signature “Friends with Books” book club brings together curious readers with just the right book, hand-picked for them. 

We celebrate diversity and inclusion, offering a curated selection of compelling fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. 

Interested in bringing Bel Canto Books to your neighborhood? Email us at


Upcoming Events


Bel Canto Books popup bookstore at DTLB Farmer's Market at TheStreetsLB in Long Beach

Bel Canto Books in Long Beach 

1st & 3rd Fridays


10:00AM to 2:00PM at DTLB Farmer's Market

3rd and Promenade, Long Beach CA

Come shop for the freshest books, produce and lunchtime yummies (hello, tamales, I see you!)! 

There's plenty of free two hour garage parking! 

Buy your books from us!

Online Bookstore Now Open!

Support Bel Canto Books and buy your books directly from us! 

We have the same amazing inventory as "those other guys" and shipping is only 99 cents! 

Plus you'll get all the "feel goods" for supporting a woman-owned, small business! 

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audiobooks that make a difference

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A Few of our Favorite Audiobooks

The Book of Delights by Ross Gay 

A wonderful collection of mini essays by poet Ross Gay on finding delight in our often scary and confusing world. Perfect for new moms or anyone looking for a little daily joy and inspiration. 

We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union

One of the best memoirs we've listened to! Union is whip-smart and unflinchingly honest about the ups and downs of her middle class upbringing and celebrity success story. 

Calypso by David Sedaris

Filled with irreverent humor, hilarious family and travel stories and a poignant reckoning with the trials and triumphs of growing older, this is Sedaris at his best!

our mission

Joy. Creativity. Curiosity.


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. 

Spreading the Love of Reading

Bel Canto Books bookclub literary event

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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