The bookshop name was inspired by 1930s Jazz singer Odessa Cowen. The owner of the bookshop liked to read her books while listening to her songs, in the family’s library. It wasn’t until she passed away that the daughters decided to open a bookshop for her, giving the vintage books a chance to be appreciated by the public.
Odessa Bookshop carries first edition novels, mainly from the Jazz Era (1920s-1930s), rare, vintage prints and discontinued books. The bookshop pays immaculate care to each individual books, which are in pristine condition, regardless its old age. Some books are one century old, while the newer ones are around 60 years old.