The Last Bookstore: Get Lost in Literature


Grab your most intellectual friends and fall into the rabbit hole with a trip to The Last Bookstore. This cavernous warehouse filled with over 100,000 used books is best experienced by getting utterly lost among the shelves, so come with a hearty breakfast in your belly and an insatiable curiosity in your mind. Start slowly as you peruse the ground floor, a semi-organized lot labeled by subject and genre which also features DVDs, CDs, and vintage vinyl. Then climb up the stairs through a curved tunnel made of books into “the Labyrinth,” a gigantic treasure trove of paperbacks priced at $1 each. When it comes to organizing, it’s all madness and no method– some sections are actually grouped by color–so you’ll hunt for titles like a forty-niner digging for gold. When you strike your literary mother lode, grab a fresh-brewed coffee from the cafe and sink into one of their comfortable couches to read a few pages. Looking for your star turn? Show up on Monday for open mic night, where your skills as a spoken word artist, musician, or comedian will draw cheers from the crowd. And keep an eye out for special events with some of your favorite authors, who read and discuss their latest works. An outing with friends has never been smarter.

The Last Bookstore

453 S Spring St Los Angeles CA 90013

(213) 488-0599

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