Arcana Books on the Arts is a small, quaint and charming book store located within the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. It specializes in rare and out of print books that deal with architecture, design and other visual arts. The space is tight but homey. The books line the shelves from floor to ceiling and offer several rare finds that simply aren't available anywhere else. The employees are friendly and knowledgeable about their merchandise. Free parking is available in the community lots.