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The Last Bookstore


The Last Bookstore in downtown LA is more than a bookstore. In the former bank location is a high-ceiling space that allows for gargantuan book-inspired art work and installations.  It took me about an hour to walk through this “museum” before getting my hands on the books. They have used and new books. The main floor is home to fiction and all the social sciences. Mystery is up in the mezzanine with a slightly creepy setting apropos of the genre. Through the book tunnel you will find yourself in the $1 room where, needless to say, all books are $1 each. They have plenty of chairs and leather couches to sit on. Allow for a day of browsing, for just the art work and the store alone took about an hour to walk through.

4 Responses

  1. Next time I am in LA, I will have to check this out. Thanks!

    • This place is just incredible! It was formerly a bank. It took me about an hour just to walk through the whole store and to appreciate all their art work. Definitely a heaven for book lovers!

  2. Wow, absolutely incredible! I have to put this on my list for a future visit to LA. I’m planning a trip for the LA Times Book Festival in April and will have to make sure I go to this place. Thanks for sharing!

    • You have to go check it out! It’s nested in historic downtown but street parking is not impossible. It’s a very quirky bookstore with lots of book art and of course, great book selection.

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