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Orange County's Best Specialty Bookstores

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These Orange County bookstores offer literature in specialized disciplines. Stop in at the shops below to explore your hobbies, check out an array of comic books, graphic novels, games and collectible items, as well as develop or renew your spiritual self while indulging in your favorite food and drink from a cafe. You may even discover a new interest you would like to learn more about during your visit.

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University Center
4237 Campus Drive, Suite B162
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 854-3744

Alakazam is an ideal spot for comic book enthusiasts. With a generous selection of comic books, graphic novels, sports cards, action figures, board games and collectible items, there is bound to be something that piques your interest. Let your imagination run wild, be entertained and revitalize the kid in you at this exclusive shop. You can sign up for a subscription so you don't miss out on what comic books you want to read and can even sell some of your merchandise if you need to generate funds for a new purchase. Click here to learn more about what products Alakazam is looking to buy.

Main St. Coffee & Books
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Main St. Coffee & Books
1215 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 845-5350

If you are looking for a nice outing for the entire family, Main St. Coffee & Books might be right down your alley. In addition to several children's books, Bibles and other Christian literature, this specialty bookstore has a cafe that serves gourmet coffee, wraps, sandwiches, salads, soups and even breakfast. Conveniently, the shop is open every day of the week; so stop in, grab a book and feed the soul while sipping on coffee and eating some tasty food. Be sure to also check out the selection of greeting cards and gift selections while visiting.

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Brookhurst Hobbies
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Brookhurst Hobbies
12188 Brookhurst St.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 636-3580

Brookhurst Hobbies has a variety of reading materials to help you learn more about some of your favorite hobbies. Some of the literature provided covers subjects such as aircraft, comic books, history of the military, weapons and uniforms. While you are picking up some new books, you might be inspired to also see some of the kits and games for sale. Take a look at some of the new merchandise here.

Crystal Cave
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Crystal Cave
891 Baker St., Suite A-16,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 754-1151

Crystal Cave has provided Orange County with metaphysical literature, minerals, psychic readings and gifts for more than 23 years. Explore the spiritual books, oils, incense, candles, herbs and aura sprays at this unique Orange County store. There is an even an online store provided on the Crystal Cave website if you can't make it into the shop. Browse through some of the new book arrivals by clicking here. To learn more about the psychic readers at Crystal Cave, visit the website.

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Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at

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