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Bodhi Tree Bookstore - New Age - Los Angeles

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> Special Online-Only Christmas & New Year's Celebration Sale from December 22 through January 12, 2011. Celebrate the holidays with our Special Online-Only Christmas and New Year's Sale. In addition to a 10% item discount, we are offering no sales tax plus free ground shipping (USA only) for orders of $25 or more. Order online and pick up your order at the store, anytime. No other discounts or discount coupons apply, except for Patron discounts. Sale applies to stock-on-hand.

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Announcing a new online order shipping choice: Pickup At Store.  It's free.  Try it out.


Refreshed and Recalibrated website. Take a look.

Ordering books, audio, video and gifts online is done using the "Search" box at the top left, under "Online Bookstore." By entering a keyword, you can browse our selection of New and Used Books, Audio/Spoken Books, Music CDs, Video DVDs as well as our large selection of gifts and incense. Many books and other products now have descriptive annotations and cover pictures including author pictures.

The Advanced Search has additional features such as search input criteria for 800+ Book Subjects, Audio/Music/Video "Genres", and Gift "Categories," along with separate searches for Calendars, Tarot Cards and Incense.

Are you interested in what the "Best Sellers" may be in a particular book subject area, or in a video, music or gifts (such as incense)? "Best Sellers" listings can be accessed with a touch of a button in Advanced Search.

We have greatly expanded our Annex Workshop Lecture Transcripts to over 60 and you may read what authors expressed about their books and activities in an informal setting.  Check our Monthly Event Calendar for upcoming booksignings, workshops and lectures.

We have added new reference material to the "book lists": Incense & Fragrance List, that includes a section on how to use incense and Malas Stones and Beads, which lists kinds of bead materials and their spiritual signifance.

In the "photo gallery",we have added pictures of the annual, award winning, West Hollywood Book Fair and of the nationally recognized Los Angeles Times Book Fair.

Our Guest Book has been re-opened and is ready for your comments or observations.


Friends of the Bodhi Tree Bookstore,

Many of you have heard that the Bodhi Tree Bookstore’s future is undergoing a transition. In response to the many questions we have received, we have written this to share with you the plans and possibilities.

Phil and Elsa Thompson and Stan and Fran Madson, who opened the Bodhi Tree in July of 1970, are going to retire after 40 great years. The world of books and bookstores is changing dramatically to the detriment of the independent retailer. The bookstore and its’ owners are gracefully, but definitely, aging. This, along with the economy of the times, and the technological changes in publishing prodded us to make the decision we did.

We have entered an agreement to sell the properties and the buildings of the Bodhi Tree Bookstore. We plan to be open for business as usual until the fall of 2011. During this time we will see what can be done to keep the store’s material, which we have valued for so long, available to the public. A philosopher-entrepreneur may come along to relocate and carry-on, there are possibilities and already, serious inquiries. We will make every effort to support a person or organization who is committed to continue our tradition of service in the community.

There have been two articles in the local papers. LA Times, Jan 18, 2010 and LA Weekly, Jan 12, 2010

Feel free to share your thoughts, ideas, and inquiries by emailing us at: bodhitree@bodhitree.com

If you are interested in keeping informed, visit both our website www.bodhitree.com and our Facebook page. If you haven’t already, ask to be put on our email list so that we may let you know of any major developments.

To the many who have called, written and emailed, our thanks for sharing your stories and memories.

Phil and Stan

Melrose Avenue is one of the most colorful streets in Hollywood. It is famous for its majestic blue and green Pacific Design Center, its modern art galleries, its glamorous eateries and its high fashion outlets. But for all its trendiness, Melrose also boasts a heart formed by one of its oldest landmarks, The Bodhi Tree Bookstore.

The Bodhi Tree Bookstore is but one of many places available to the consummate book reader. We believe we can provide you a unique experience - perhaps intangible, but nevertheless real. We strive to provide a comprehensive selection, extraordinary service, and a warm, friendly environment. Thank you for choosing us to be your bookstore.