Visit to The Last Bookstore

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Don’t panic!  Not really the only remaining bookstore.  It’s a really cool bookstore in downtown Los Angeles called The Last Bookstore and it’s also a venue for music and readings, and there are artists’ studios and shops on the mezzanine. Wow.  We visited on Saturday.

It’s in the Spring Arts Tower, which I didn’t realize was as cool as it is until I Googled to write this post.   Check out this video about The Spring Arts Tower.  A restaurant on the 9th floor!?  What!?

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The obligatory shot from the second floor balcony.  Stage platform on the bottom left. Artist’s shop above it.

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It’s housed in an old bank building, complete with vaults, some of which you can enter.

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On the way up to the labyrinth.  Translation: Our Lady the Queen of The Last Bookstore of Los Angeles.

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Enter at your own risk.  Beyond this area is a section of $1.00 each used books, sometimes organized by spine color.

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There’s cool artwork hiding in many nooks and corners, so it’s fun to just walk around and experience the store as well as to search for books.

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Real working fire extinguisher.  Why not?

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Tunnel made from books. There are several book sculptures around the store.  Simultaneously wonderful and mildly horrifying to a bibliophile.

I bought a graphic novel, a graphic non-fiction book and a couple of blues CDs.  Sweet!

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7 thoughts on “Visit to The Last Bookstore

  1. Sandy says:

    Sally, this is the old Bank of America building. I worked at 433 S. Spring during the 60’s, Alexandria Hotel is on the South West Corner, had a great Bar & Grill.

  2. Las Weezas says:

    That place looks really great. You and Hydra sure know the places to go !

  3. markrhunter says:

    That’s so awesome!

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