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The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles

By on 15th March 2017

Hidden in the busy streets of Downtown Los Angeles is a special little big place with something for everyone. The Last Bookstore is THE one stop shop for books, arts, and music. It is not just a place to shop, it’s a place you WANT to explore— it’s an experience.

What makes this bookstore so special? EVERYTHING, to be honest. From its ambience down to its offerings, this bookstore is unlike any you may have been to before:

Selection of products— from comics to rare book, you name it, they’ll have it. 

  1. Rare books– Within the book store there is the Arts & Rare Book Annex, where all the obscure and artsy books live. Also within the bookstore, there is a haven for comic book lovers and graphic novel enthusiasts known as Dungeon Dungeon.
  2. Used books– This bookshop buys, sells, and trades books on the daily. They boast an inventory of over 25,000 new and used books in their 22,000 square foot space.
  3. Vinyl– Aside from books, this bookshop also has crate after crate of vinyl records. Not a vinyl collector? No problem, they also have a smaller collection of CDs and cassette tapes.

Labyrinth— The Last Bookstore happens to have an upstairs space, called the Labyrinth, that is absolutely mind blowing. Inside the Labyrinth live art galleries, shops, and sculptures made out of books.

  1. Art galleryThe Spring Art Collective is a unique art gallery within the Labyrinth compromising of five artists’ shops and studios, all of which are open to the public.
  2. Shops– If you are ever in Los Angeles and find yourself in need of yarn, be sure to hit up Gather Yarn Shop on the second level of the book shop. You can also find a few other shops selling hand-crafted candles and vintage items by The Spring Art Collective.

Ambience— This place feels like a home. Like the home of a free-spirited friend that collects eclectic furniture from thrift stores. Sculptures made of books line the walls and can be found throughout the store. There’s even a tunnel made out of books and a shelf where books are placed to create a window—both are great photo ops. This space feels like the hang out spot.

This bookshop truly is a gem.

 

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