The idea behind des pair books was conceived on a rainy evening in New York by two Southern California transplants. Created in 2019, the business began as a small press, publishing rising authors as a way to connect with the East Coast literary community. Two years later, and one half of des pair has returned to Los Angeles to grow the project into a brick and mortar bookstore.

Based in Echo Park, des pair books offers a curated selection of new releases, film and art books, and some of the founder's personal favorites. The walls of the bookshop are adorned with a rotating list of practicing artists each season. des pair books is a place to gather, share ideas, and leave with something special. In Fall 2022, des pair opened a second location inside Jeffrey Deitch Gallery in West Hollywood.
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