Everything But Books
Fun and more fun, but none of it relating to books (because I have another page for that)

April 22, 2013

Where to shop for those who have everything


In my research for American Blonde, I’ve been learning all about 1940’s-era forensics and the Los Angeles County Coroner. (I highly recommend Thomas Noguchi’s books Coroner and Coroner at Large , by the way. Both riveting examinations of his work as the “Coroner to the Stars.”)

During that research, one of the most fascinating things I discovered is that the Los Angeles County Coroner has a gift shop. A gift shop! Not so surprisingly, it’s the only coroner’s office in the world to have one.

Skeletons in the Closet is located at 1104 N. Mission Road in Los Angeles, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. till 4:00 pm. They have everything from housewares to office supplies to clothing to complete crime scene kits and body bags. My favorites: the body bath towel (their top seller) and the body sticky notes.

For pictures and more details, here’s an article from California Through My Lens.