By Al3xa. bookcases. At Sunday, June 10th 2018, 14:42:18 PM.
Rockers from the Silversun Pickups and the Flaming Lips were in attendance during the opening festivities at the 1,800-square-foot store, which was designed by Los Angeles architect Thomas Robertson of Ripple Design. Custom wood-and-steel shelving is one of Ripple`s specialties, and Stories is stacked with it.
In Queen Anne’s reign in England (1702–14), bookcases became extremely simple, relying for effect on fine proportions and veneers. They normally had a straight front, the doors of the lower portion revealing drawers when open. Within a few years architectural characteristics such as pediments, cornices, and pilasters became prominent.
It`s rare to hear about a new bookstore opening anywhere these days, but the Stories Bookstore and Café, in the eclectic Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park, is busting the trend—and with interesting design.