Take your first visit to The Last Bookstore

453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

This old bank turned to one of the city’s iconic spots to visit is The Last Bookstore. It is a treasure trove of all kinds of audiences, whether an avid fan of classical literature or someone looking for a graphic novel, this place outdoes itself by providing that and more.

Events such as book signings and stories occur regularly. The patience and enthusiasm of the employees when helping you search or choose out a book is extraordinary. Many of them are well-read themselves. The customers themselves will most likely recommend a title. An indoor coffee shop oozes the invigorating scent of warm coffee in the store, making the whole place feel homely as you explore their vinyl records.

Bird’s eye view of The Last Bookstore

They offer a combination of new and used books, both sold affordably. The labyrinth on the upper floor is dedicated to secondhand $1 books, many of them worthwhile titles. The old bank vault is repurposed to shelf the crime and horror novels. The upper floor is also recognized for its aesthetic value. It is prominent in social media. It is what teens know as “Instagramable”.

You can support the store whether that’d be through purchasing the books, selling your own (however, this requires an I.D.), bartering, and donating. It is easily accessible, only one train ride away. Get off on Pershing Square station, on Hill/5th street. and simply walk down 5th street for a block. There is only so much my words can describe this place, so go check it out in the near future.

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