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Soul searching and heart pumping resolutions aside, none of it would be possible without exercising that three-pound muscle upstairs. Given that brain cells are essential to everything from tough wardrobe decisions to cocktail party convos, we're honing in on our city's best indie and local bookshops stocked with thought-provoking printed matter for your gray matter.
From SoCal's oldest bookstore to a movie buff's wonderland, see 'em all in A to Z order below and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments if we missed your favorite.
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