Sam Johnson's Bookshop is located on Venice Boulevard, a block east of Centinela. It can be found in a long shopping plaza that runs the length of the block. Sam Johnson's is an unassuming bookstore that focuses on literary, scholarly, mystery and fantasy selections. It also carries collectors' items and rare and out-of-print books. In addition to buying and selling books, the shop deals in framed and unframed autographed material, including music, film and dance items.