Friday, April 5, 2013

The Last Bookstore

Remember my soapboxing about Vroman's and bookstores back in August, 2011? I hope The Last Bookstore isn't really the last bookstore, but it's a super cool one if it turns out to be true.

Located downtown at the corner of Fifth and Spring Streets in an old bank building, it is a bit overwhelming at first entry because your eyes are darting in all directions. To one side, an open mic session was in full swing. Readings and live music fill the cavernous space. Book shelves were everywhere, alongside some interesting art installation like this one shown here. Most of the books are used, but there's a whole section of new releases. Upstairs, there was a yarn bombing workshop taking place and artist gallery spaces for onsite work plus hundreds of more bookshelves. Wow!

I walked out with six used books, including a 1960 "Building Better English" textbook from L.A. City High School. I can't wait to go back and stroll those aisles again. Who wants to experience The Last Bookstore with me?

Click here to go to The Last Bookstore's Web site.

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