THE LAS BOOK STORE
Imagine a world where libraries and bookstores no longer exist. Presently we have the ability to purchase e-books online and store them in our smart device. Don't get me wrong I like the ability to store thousands of books in the palm of my hand but there is something magical about holding a book. I love turning the pages as the story plot thickens. I love the book covers. I can't imagine how many art cover redoes took place before the final cover was approved. I love how books look at home. I can't imagine a world without physical books. Will this be our future?
The Last Book Store is a hidden gem in downtown Los Angeles. It's like visiting an endangered species that refuses to give up. Even with maga store Barnes and Noble in almost every major city this bookstore has survived and thrived. The bookstore is a great place to relax, there are couches and benches everywhere. The book sculptures seem like they came out of Alice and Wonderland. Patience is recommended since there are many who want to take photos in various book sculptures. The bookstore also has a old records, small shops and art exhibitions.
The great thing about this bookstore is that they accept donation of old books and music. So you can donate an old book and buy a new or used book.
Josh Spencer is the owner of the Last Bookstore in Los Angeles. Check out his story, click on the video below.
ADDRESS: 453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
PHONE: (213) 488-0599
HOURS: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
RECOMMENDATIONS: Bring a camera
BEST TIME TO GO: Any day
You will be asked to store your backpacks and purses in the check in desk prior to entering the bookstore. This is downtown LA, parking is an issue. Bring cash.