Best Art Bookstore, August 2012
Scrambling for a last-minute gift to satisfy the boss's Ruscha fetish or scouting inspiration for your nine-figure blockbuster? Arcana: Books on the Arts can solve your aesthetic dilemma. An expansive relocation to the historic Helms Bakery complex has made it easy to browse the store's inventory of ephemera and rare, out-of-print, and signed books covering every visual art. Overwhelmed by the volume of volumes? Ask owners Lee and Whitney Kaplan for help in channeling your appreciation. » 8675 Washington Blvd., Culver City.