Pio Pico Koreatown Library

Address: 694 S Oxford Ave
Phone Number: (213) 368-7647

The library is named after Pío de Jesús Pico, the last Mexican governor of Alta California. He died in 1894.

Public libraries in Los Angeles will be closed on Thanksgiving and the next day, Friday.

Aladdin Used Books

Address: 621 S Western Avenue, #300
Phone Number: 213-385-0800

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Located on the third floor of the Madang mall, this is the first L.A. branch of the ALADDIN chain known for buying and selling used Korean books, English books, CDs, and DVDs. In South Korea, the chain’s name is spelled with one “d” — Aladin.

Sejong Bookstore: Korean-Language Books & Magazines

Sejong Bookstore

Address: 3250 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: 323-735-7374

Sejong Moon-go (세종문고) is the Korean bookstore on the third floor of the Koreatown Galleria mall on the southeast corner of Western and Olympic.

Carries a few Japanese and Korean magazines (Vogue, Junior…), children’s books, novels… Past issues of imported magazines are sold at a discount.

Jump Q

Address: 170 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-365-6133

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California Comic: Korean Book-Lending Shop

California Comic Books

Address: 355 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-739-2021

가주만화소설 (만화방) “California Comic” has also been known as Gajoo Used Books. Korean-language comic books for rent. It’s a manhwa-bang. At one time, a $10 membership fee guaranteed unlimited lending. Sells cigarettes and phone cards as well. Located next to the sushi/butcher shop in the small dingy strip mall on the northwest corner of 4th and Western.

Olympic Aladdin

Address: 2785 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 739-8107

Aladdin (also transliterated as Aladin from the Korean) is a bookstore that sells mostly Korean-language books written by Korean authors in South Korea. *Please call before going to check if they’re open. Usually open seven days a week, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

In 2010, the Los Angeles City Council formally declared Koreatown's borders as Western Avenue, Olympic Boulevard, Vermont Avenue, and 3rd Street, with a business corridor on Western from 3rd to Rosewood Avenue.