About Us

Counterpoint, in its first incarnation, opened in 1979 in a small tucked away storefront on Hollywood Boulevard. A year later Counterpoint relocated to a more spacious spot on Franklin Ave, where it’s been ever since. A staple of the Franklin Village community, and a hidden treasure for Angelenos in the know, Counterpoint has survived the shifting trends of many decades in large part due to the commitment shared by John and his wife, and co-owner, Susan. John passed away just under a year ago, after devoting over 43 years of his life to the store — a place he envisioned as an intellectual and artistic hub, as much as a business.

We buy and sell second-hand and rare records, books, CDs, DVDs, VHS, ephemera, and various other popular and out of print cultural items. Whether you're looking for inexpensive copies of classic literature, signed first editions, contemporary art books, obscure occult volumes, vintage paperbacks, or any other reading materials, we have something for you. And whether your vinyl tastes lean towards old soul 45s, mono jazz 33s, 20th century classical recordings or punk 7" singles; you're sure to find something of interest.

Situated in the west corner of the rear of the store is our Harmony fine books and ephemera nook. Here we showcase our higher end, rare, signed, first edition, collectible, and antiquarian books and ephemera for serious collectors and curious browsers alike.

If you are looking to consolidate your own collection or liquidate an estate, we will be happy to look through your books, records or other items. We offer cash or more in store credit for whatever we purchase.

Our regular buying hours are every day 1pm-6pm. No appointments necessary for smaller collections (10 boxes or less). Please call us or contact us via email at orders@counterpointla.com to discuss larger collections for sale.