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The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles

(4.5/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • Happy I finally got to visit this place. Didn't let me down. Came here to check out the bookstore (not necessarily to buy anything). I was surprised it was open kinda late..8PM. Right in Downtown LA. ...  more »
  • Lots of rooms with all sorts of clever displays and a great collection of books, places to sit and read, music playing, it's an experience as well as a bookshop. Also some other shops selling art etc ...  more »
  • I enjoyed my visit to the Last Bookstore on a rainy Friday last week; it is conveniently located a few blocks from the LA Grand Market so they make a good combo visit downtown. A huge destination type...  more »
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  • Always an amazing time at The Last Bookstore. This place is a treasure trove of great books and a true gem of Los Angeles. I hope they never go out of business, but I'm sure it's quite difficult maintaining a place of this size and stature by merely selling books and renting gallery spaces. That is why I try to come here at least once a month and buy as many books as I possibly can, mostly used, because I think they probably make more money on used and because the prices aren't usually half bad. Plus, I trade in stacks of old books to get either cash or a larger amount in store credit towards used books, and I always choose store credit. Last time, I sold about 6 old books laying around the house to the Last Bookstore and they gave me 12 bucks in credit, enough to pay for two near mint used hardbacks! If you have never been here, do yourself and your company a favor and head down to Spring to see this bookstore. Walk around the top area and marvel at the rows of books, be charmed by the visual delights of creative book arrangements, and browse the shops for quirky hand made art work by local artists. It's free to browse, and the atmosphere is priceless!
  • This store is AMAZING!!! They carry new, used and rare books. There's unique art throughout the place. Upstairs they have wonderful little boutiques where very talented people are able to make their dreams a reality. The negative...There's no restroom. The stores in a very sketchy area, it's a few blocks from skid row. We had to walk to a mall and a security guard had to let us in a restroom. I realize there's a very large homeless community but there ought to be a restroom for customers who purchase from the store. It's a gigantic store. You don't get in and out. Oh, parking will test your patience and your wallet.
  • Probably the most beautiful bookstore I've been to. Very large selection and the artwork upstairs is fantastic. Even if you don't like reading, check it out if you're in DTLA. It's a mild walk away from the metro station, too.
  • A living community of the written word in a repurposed bank. Sell your old books, buy used in excellent condition inexpensively, participate in events, sit and read... The staff is professional without being stuffy, and seem stoked to be working in such a cool atmosphere. Annex houses a superb selection of art books. Upstairs, you find a half dozen working art galleries with original pieces for sale. Only had an hour to spend, felt like that wasn't nearly enough time. Will return frequently & with delight.
  • The Last Bookstore contains the zeitgeist of an era long gone. It has that "old book" smell and an essence of stillness that comes from understanding. The place is always full of readers and perusers, but the bustle doesn't disturb the library-style resonance of the place. Definitely check it out.