When I was 13 I Bought Dashell Hammet at Either Or Bookstore

On Friday nights we used to go to sushi in Hermosa Beach. It was my Mom, her friends and four of us kids. Two boys, two girls. We started going there when we were just finishing nursery school and we’d walk from their house to the sushi bar and then from the sushi bar to Either or Bookstore and then back to their house again. It felt like miles. It was just a few blocks. Either Or had three storefronts. You’d enter on the lowest one because the street was …