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Book Soup, an iconic indie bookstore located on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, has recently been put up for sale, shocking the local literary community. The bookstore is known for its carefully curated selection of books and records, as well as its celebrity clientele. Despite its famous patrons, Book Soup has a casual and welcoming atmosphere, with bestselling novels displayed alongside quirky items like rubber chicken purses. Working at Book Soup comes with its own set of rules, including treating celebrities like regular customers and never speaking directly to Morrissey.
Strolling down Sunset, Book Soup is an oasis on a strip dominated by aspiring actors and rock stars...It's an anomaly, the bookstore problem child who gives equal weight to Celine as it does Celine Dion.
In addition to its celebrity customers, Book Soup also has a loyal base of regulars, including unique individuals like a nursing home resident who calls to order books on the art of seduction. The bookstore has become a staple in the literary community and its potential sale has caused concern and sadness among the bookstore's fans and supporters.
You're told a few things when you start working at Book Soup. First, treat celebrities like regular customers and don't stare or ask for autographs. This can be challenging when Emma Roberts stops by to pick up a copy of The Power Broker...