We are beyond excited to announce our new bookshop space inside The Hangout, the popular 4th Street shop collective, at 2122 E 4th Street, Long Beach.
Open Tuesday - Sunday from 11AM to 7PM, Bel Canto Books at The Hangout will offer a curated selection of fiction, nonfiction, young adult and children's books, along with event space for author talks, book readings, book club meetings, workshops and so much more!
Visit our events section, sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date with our upcoming in-store and pop-up events.
Looking forward to seeing you at The Hangout or popping in around town!
XXOO Jhoanna, Avowed Booknerd & Owner/Manager
Visit us at the DTLB Farmer's Market and pick up the freshest crop of locally grown veggies and flowers, locally made snacks and our featured seasonal book picks!
**Offsite event at Promenade Ave
in Long Beach, between 3rd and 4th St. **
Free 2-hour parking!
Register now to save your spot
for the hottest #booknerd event in town!
$35pp includes a handpicked book, light refreshments & all the bookish fun you can handle!
Join us for a special Picture Book Storytime
with author Isabel Quintero!
Quintero is an award-winning writer from the Inland Empire of Southern California. She will be reading from and signing her new children's book, My Papi Has a Motorcycle.
Always wanted to read TAW but found it too daunting on your own?
Join our reading & support group as we reconnect with our inner artist & explore ways to make time for creativity in our busy lives.
Join us for a Reading & Book Signing
with Dr. Ebony Utley, CSULB Professor
and Author of He Cheated,
She Cheated, We Cheated.
Drawing on interviews with U.S. women of various backgrounds, this insightful study examines their personal experiences of being cheated on, cheating, being the Other Woman, or some combination of the three.
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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!
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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