The Last Bookstore

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So I just got back from a trip out to Los Angeles. While I was there, I was compelled to check out some bookstores. My daughter recommended The Last Bookstore. I have to say, one of the coolest bookstores I’ve visited.

The store is two floors, and the second floor contains works of art created out of books.

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In addition, the second floor is also home to a labyrinth of books.

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As you meander through the maze of bookshelves, you encounter things like a portal made from books.

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There is also an archway made out of books. Walking through it made my literary heart flutter.

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So I know the question on everyone’s mind: What books did you buy? I bought a couple gift books for family, and for myself, I picked up Once (a collection of poems by Alice Walker) and Beyond The Wall by Edward Abbey. Considering the sheer volume of books available, I think I showed admirable restraint.

Cheers!

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16 responses to “The Last Bookstore

  1. Great pictures!!!! Thanks for sharing this. What an amazing place.

  2. What a cool place! So fun to see these pictures of what looks like an awesome bookstore!

  3. Like a fun-house for (and with) books. Coo-wull. It likely took some care to select your books from those creative shelvings. 😉 Thanks for sharing this with us, Jeff. Very merry. J

  4. Alex Hurst

    What a freaking cool bookstore!! I love it! 😀 Sort of a Burton-esque vibe to some of the structures. It must have been really awesome in person.

    • Hey Alex! Burton-esque — yeah, that is a great description. It was very cool. There were also artist studios in there, and the art was available for purchase. We saw a few of the artists working while we were there.

  5. Adding a pilgrimage to The Last Bookstore to my bucket list. Thanks for the tip off, Jeff!

  6. Pingback: “Beyond the Wall” by Edward Abbey | Stuff Jeff Reads

  7. Pingback: “Once” – Poems by Alice Walker | Stuff Jeff Reads

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