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The Last Bookstore

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The Last Bookstore

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453 S Spring St _ Ground Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Pershing SquareLos Angeles Metro Rail3 min
7th St/Metro CenterLos Angeles Metro Rail11 min
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WaitForIttttt wrote a review Sep 2020
Hazlet, New Jersey1,796 contributions275 helpful votes
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My husband and I visited The Last Bookstore during our time in LA while exploring the West Coast. We had seen pictures of The Last Bookstore and thought it would be a fun place to check out. We're both avid readers and love checking out unique bookstores (and picking up a book to remember it by!). When we were in Venice, Libreria Acqua Alta was one of the highlights of our trip and my husband was so excited to find an Italian copy of a book from one of his favorite book series (Dragonlance). The Last Bookstore wasn't the experience we thought it would be at all. When we entered, they asked my husband if he could check his bag (a camera bag that was smaller than my pocketbook, which they had no issue with). They told us they had no issue with cameras, just the bag. Fine, we checked it, not a big deal. The store itself is full of fun and interesting displays of books and related history. We would have really enjoyed exploring it more but the staff were clearly very on edge about us for some reason. I can't imagine what it would have been - we were obviously tourists (I had my SLR with me) and were dressed up for dinner (we were heading to Barton G afterward) but we were definitely being followed as we went through the store. They had a little room with special editions of books and we went in there to see if they had any special editions of our favorites. I'm dying to get a leather-bound or other nice copy of E.M. Forster's "A Room With a View" but the staff actually made it uncomfortable (and didn't offer any assistance). We decided to ignore them and continue looking through the store anyway, but it was a really bad experience. We ended up deciding not to buy anything at all because we didn't find anything worth packing in our suitcase and the staff made our shopping experience unwelcoming. I would strike The Last Bookstore from your list if you're in town and shop elsewhere.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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5val wrote a review Aug 2020
Los Angeles, California5 contributions16 helpful votes
I normally order books through Amazon, but I decided that I wanted to support local book stores like this one. I walked in with the intention of buying a specific book or having them ordering it for me. I was informed that to walk into the store requires a $5 deposit that will will be applied towards any purchase, if you decide not to purchase a book, you can only get a $5 credit for next time. I find this highly offensive. From this point forward I will use amazon. Poor business model.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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PtitNFit wrote a review Aug 2020
Beirut, Lebanon3,602 contributions146 helpful votes
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Bookworm haven and more. I wish i had a full day to spend it there. You can find whatever your heart wishes for from vinyl records to old and new books A MUST
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Date of experience: November 2019
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pds209 wrote a review Jul 2020
New Westminster, Canada201 contributions146 helpful votes
In a time when used bookstores are becoming fewer and farther between, this stands out as one of the very best. There’s an amazing selection here, and equally amazing prices. Although the place can get crowded at times, the experience of browsing the shelves here is wonderful. Set aside at least an hour to linger from section to section.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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ChicagoTraveller99 wrote a review Jun 2020
Chicago43 contributions63 helpful votes
We're in LA this week moving my daughter home after college. We had some time to be tourisy and there just isn't much open. We'd heard about the Last Bookstore and it just opened up this past Monday. Stopped in yesterday and we were amply rewarded! What a great place - tons of inventory and the atmostphere is unbeatable. It's just a ton of fun. We ended up buying a few records and books. Store was clean and uncrowded, employees were wearing masks, customer were required to wear masks, and there was hand sanitizer available. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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