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Where Designer Karen Kane Finds Out About New Reads

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Los Angeles has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around LA that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends. 

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Local designer Karen Kane's eponymous brand is infused with California Coast inspiration and has that easy-yet-luxurious appeal that goes over so well in LA. When not working on her own label, Kane loves a good book. We asked her to share her favorite place to shop for them.

"You can easily find any book that's ever been published by visiting Amazon or eBay, but what about that book you don't even know you want yet? Diesel, A Bookstore always has the answer for me. The books are carefully selected so you don't get lost in a maze of bookshelves. They also list their 50 best-selling books each week, so it's easy to discover new authors and titles that have caught on in LA. Another reason I love visiting Diesel? After picking up a new book to satisfy my intellectual curiosity, I can reward myself by stopping into Intermix and Scoop, which are just steps away!"

· Diesel, A Bookstore [Official Site]
· Karen Kane [Official Site]
· All Shopping Confidential Posts [Racked LA]

Diesel, A Bookstore

225 26th St, Brentwood, CA