Bodhi Tree Bookstore - New Age - Los Angeles
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To Bodhi Tree Bookstore Friends,
The year 2012 has passed and now it is 2013. The Bodhi Tree Bookstore doors are closed and the shelves are empty but our spirit remains alive and vibrant. Thank you for embracing our bookstore over the last 41 years. It was a collaborative effort created by you, our customers, and by us, the workers and servers, in our mutual inquiry and exploration of living a spiritual life.
Many thanks to all of you who came to visit us on December 31, 2011, our last day, to say “so long” and tell us how important and transformative, even life-saving, the Bodhi Tree Bookstore has been in their lives. We are grateful and honored by this recognition of our life’s work.
In 2013, a vast array of possibilities await us including a Bodhi Tree Bookstore reincarnation. Stay tuned.
Online ordering is temporarily suspended.
While Phil and Stan are dropping away from the active work of the Bodhi Tree and have closed the store, a buyer for the business has emerged who has the resources, youth, and vision to move it forward. All the bookcases, showcases, furniture, pictures, exterior signs and computer system has been put into storage. Lucia, the store cat, has gone to live with Neisha, the long time office manager. The new store is planned to be a bit larger with expanded features and include a café as well as an enhanced web site. They are currently looking for a building somewhere in the West Hollywood/Hollywood area. The new store is currently planned for the Fall of 2013. -- Phil and Stan 1/5/2013
Bodhi Tree Gift Cards are no longer being issued as the bookstore closed 12/31/2011 and discontinued online ordering (posted 2/25/2012).
See "History of BT" under "primary links" to the left for a short history of the Bodhi Tree Bookstore. In the "photo gallery" is a photo history of the store, Bodhi Tree Photo History.
There have been five articles about the transition of the Bodhi Tree Bookstore in the local magazines and newspapers.
LA Times, Jan 18, 2010
Whole Person Calendar, July 2011 issue:
The End of An Era: Bon Voyage to the Bodhi Tree Bookstore by Sharon Hall
Whole Life Times October 2011 issue:
Bodhi Tree Reincarnates by Abigail Lewis
Los Angeles Times article "From Zen to Now" by Teresa Watanabe, Dec 31, 2011
Feel free to share your thoughts, ideas, and inquiries by emailing us at: email@example.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. Store Closed on December 31, 2011. Help us visualize and actualize our reincarnation at a new location.
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.