West Hollywood’s Book Soup Founder passes away

Glenn Goldman, founder and owner of the West Hollywood Sunset Strip landmark, Book Soup, passed away on Saturday.  Goldman, 58, died of pancreatic cancer just one day after announcing his intention to sell the store.  Book Soup opened in 1975 and attracted an eclectic mix of customers.  Book signings at the store were a long tradition.  Just cruise by the window sometime and you will see a plethora of upcoming author (famous and not so much) signings.   Gore Vidal, Robert Wagner, Anderson Cooper and (upcoming) Leslie Jordan just to name drop a bit.  Although tight quarters you could still lose yourself in the over 60,000 titles.  As the WeHo Walker I have long been supportive of our local businesses, especially the “Mom & Pops” and Book Soup is the ultimate M & P.  If they didn’t have it, they would get it.  Glenn will be missed but Book Soup remains.  Check it out, you won’t regret it. 

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2 responses to “West Hollywood’s Book Soup Founder passes away

  1. Bookstores have been hit hard over the past five years thanks to Amazon and big-box bookstore online options. It’s good to see an independent bookstore still around, especially in West Hollywood where many businesses come and go overnight it seems at times. I hope that Book Soup continues on.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Glenn Goldman. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.
    Welcome back WeHo Walker! You were missed!

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